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This page lists Five College history faculty affiliated with the UMass/Five College Graduate History Program. Included are their names, institutional affiliations, and research areas. For more information, visit the department/school web pages: Amherst CollegeHampshire CollegeMount Holyoke CollegeSmith College.


African History

Holly Hanson (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D. University of Florida, 1997. Professor. Agrarian change in Africa, social history of the Buganda kingdom, precolonial African political culture, globalization as a historical process.


Ancient and Medieval History

Richard Lim (Smith College): Ph.D., Princeton (1991). Associate Professor. Ancient Mediterranean, Greek, and Roman History; religions of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds in late antiquity. 


Asian History

Jerry P. Dennerline (Amherst College): Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations. China, East Asia.
Daniel Gardner (Smith College): Ph.D., Harvard. Professor and Chair. Intellectual and cultural history of pre-modern China.
Lili Kim (Hampshire College): Ph.D., University of Rochester. Assistant Professor of Global Migrations. 20th century U.S. Race and Ethnicity, Asian-American Women, Immigration.
Trent Maxey (Amherst College) Associate Professor. Japanese History


European History

Ernest Benz (Smith College): Ph.D., University of Toronto (1988). Associate Professor. Modern European.
Darcy Buerkle (Smith College): Associate Professor. Modern European Cultural History with a research agenda and publications in German Jewish history and women’s history.
Catherine Epstein (Amherst College): Ph.D., Harvard University, 1998. Professor. Central Europe, 20th-century Europe, modern Germany.
Sergey Glebov (Smith College): Ph.D. Rutgers. Five College Assistant Professor. Russian and Soviet History; history of nationalism and multinational states.
Jeremy King (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., Columbia University (1997). Professor. Modern Germany, Central and Eastern Europe.
Jutta Sperling (Hampshire College): Ph.D., Stanford (1995). Associate Professor. Early modern Europe, Gender.
James Wald (Hampshire College): Ph.D., Princeton University (1997). Associate Professor. Modern Germany and Central Europe, cultural history; Memory, historic preservation.


Global and Comparative History

Holly Hanson (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D. University of Florida, 1997. Professor. Agrarian change in Africa, social history of the Buganda kingdom, precolonial African political culture, globalization as a historical process.
Lili Kim (Hampshire College): Ph.D., University of Rochester. Assistant Professor of Global Migrations. 20th century U.S. Race and Ethnicity, Asian-American Women, Immigration.


Latin American History

Lowell Gudmunson (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., University of Minnesota (1982). Professor. Latin American/Central American history, rural, social history. 
Rick A. Lopez (Amherst College): Ph.D., Yale (2001). Associate Professor. Modern and Colonial Latin America, US Latino, Mexican Revolution, Indigenous Politics, US-Mexican Borderlands, Environmental History, Latin American Art.


Middle East History

Monica Ringer (Amherst College): Associate Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations. Modern Middle East, Iran, Ottoman Empire.


Public History

Kevin Sweeney (Amherst College): Ph.D., Yale University (1986). Professor of History and American Studies. Colonial America, Material Culture.
James Wald (Hampshire College): Ph.D., Princeton University (1997). Associate Professor. Modern Germany and Central Europe, cultural history; Memory, historic preservation.


Science, Technology, and the Environment

Marjorie Senechal (Smith College): Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology. Louise Wolff Kahn Professor in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology. History of Mathematics, Invention, Science and Technology.
John W. Servos (Amherst College): Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1979). Professor. History of science and medicine.


United States History

Aaron Berman (Hampshire College): Ph.D., Columbia University. Professor. United States.
Francis G. Couvares (Amherst College): Ph.D., University of Michigan (1980). E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies. 19th and 20th century U.S. social and cultural
history.
Daniel J. Czitrom (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor. American cultural and political history, history of New York City, American media history.
Joseph J. Ellis (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., Yale (1969). Professor Emeritus of History. American history, especially the revolutionary generation, history and biography, presidential history, and the roots of American foreign policy.
Jennifer Guglielmo (Smith College): Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2003). Associate Professor. U.S. social and cultural history, with a specialty in labor radicalism, social movements, im/migration, women’s history, race and ethnic relations.
Amy Jordan (Hampshire College): Assistant Professor of African American History. African American History and Women’s history.
Lili Kim (Hampshire College): Ph.D., University of Rochester. Assistant Professor of Global Migrations. 20th century U.S. Race and Ethnicity, Asian-American Women, Immigration.
Lynda Morgan (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., Virginia (1986). Associate Professor. African-American history, especially slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Hilary Moss (Amherst College): Ph.D., Brandeis University (2004). Assistant Professor of History and Black Studies. Antebellum social and urban history.
Martha Saxton (Amherst College): Professor. United States History, American Women.
Marjorie Senechal (Smith College): Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology. Louise Wolff Kahn Professor in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology. History of Mathematics, Invention, Science and Technology.
Kevin Sweeney (Amherst College): Ph.D., Yale University (1986). Professor of History and American Studies. Colonial America, Material Culture.


Women, Gender, Sexuality, and the Family

Darcy Buerkle (Smith College): Associate Professor. Modern European Cultural History with a research agenda and publications in German Jewish history and women’s history.
Jennifer Guglielmo (Smith College): Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2003). Associate Professor. U.S. social and cultural history, with a specialty in labor radicalism, social movements, im/migration, women’s history, race and ethnic relations.
Amy Jordan (Hampshire College): Assistant Professor of African American History. African American History and Women’s history.
Lili Kim (Hampshire College): Ph.D., University of Rochester. Assistant Professor of Global Migrations. 20th century U.S. Race and Ethnicity, Asian-American Women, Immigration.
Martha Saxton (Amherst College): Professor. United States History, American Women.
Jutta Sperling (Hampshire College): Ph.D., Stanford (1995). Associate Professor. Early modern Europe, Gender.