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Faculty Associated with the UMass/Five College Graduate Program

This list groups faculty (including Five College, adjunct, and full-time visiting faculty) by subject area.  Included are the names and institutional affiliations of faculty at other Five-College history departments. For more information, visit the department/school web pages: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College.


Geographical Specializations:
African
Asian
European
Latin American
Middle Eastern
United States

Chronological and Thematic Specializations:
Ancient and Medieval
Global and Comparative
Public History
Science/Technology/Medicine/Environment
Women's/Gender/Sexuality/Family


African History

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:
JOYE L. BOWMAN: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1980). Professor and Chair. History of Africa; political and economic history of Portuguese Africa.

JOHN HIGGINSON: Ph.D., University of Michigan, (1979). Professor. Africa, South Africa, and comparative labor history.

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

Ancient and Medieval History

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:

ANNE F. BROADBRIDGE: Ph.D., University of Chicago (2001). Associate Professor. Medieval Middle East; Mamluk Empire of Egypt and Syria (1250-1517); Ottoman Empire (1300-1924).

JASON MORALEE: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (2002). Associate Professor. Greece, Rome, Late Antiquity
ROBERT SULLIVAN: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison (1991). Associate Professor of German. Medieval Germany, literature and cultural history, Crusades.

ANNA TAYLOR: Ph.D., University of Texas (2006). Associate Professor. Late antique and medieval history, monasticism, literary culture.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
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

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:

AUDREY L. ALTSTADT: Ph.D., University of Chicago (1983). Professor. Soviet History; Soviet nationalities, especially Azerbaijan, Central Asia.

RICHARD T. CHU: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2003). Associate Professor. Philippine Colonial History; Chinese Diaspora.
JOHAN MATHEW: Ph.D., Harvard University (2012). Assistant Professor. The Indian Ocean, South Asia, the Middle East, Economic History, Transnational History, Maritime History.

STEPHEN R. PLATT: Ph.D., Yale (2004). Associate Professor. Chinese History, 1600 to the present.

SIGRID SCHMALZER: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (2004). Associate Professor. Modern China; history of science; popular culture.

PRIYANKA SRIVASTAVA: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati (2012). Assistant Professor. Histories of Class, Labor and Urbanism, Class and Gender, Working Class and Associational Culture, Histories and Politics of Reproduction in Colonial India.

GARRETT WASHINGTON: Ph.D., Purdue University (2010). Assistant Professor. Modern Japan, women's history, religious history, and social history.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
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

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:

AUDREY L. ALTSTADT: Ph.D., University of Chicago (1983). Professor. Soviet History; Soviet nationalities, especially Azerbaijan, Central Asia.
JAY BERKOVITZ: Ph.D., Brandeis, (1983). Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies.
ANDREW DONSON: Ph.D., University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2000). Associate Professor of History and German. German women, youth, workers, and minorities, German nationalism, socialism, liberalism, intellectual history.
DANIEL GORDON: Ph.D., Chicago (1990). Professor. The Enlightenment, Europe 1600 to the present, law and society, Constitutional History.
JENNIFER HEUER: Ph.D., Chicago (1998). Associate Professor. France, Modern Europe, European Women’s History and Gender Studies.
BRIAN OGILVIE: Ph.D., University of Chicago (1997). Associate Professor. Renaissance history, history of science.
JON BERNDT OLSEN: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004). Associate Professor. Germany, Modern Europe, Cold War, Memory Culture, and Public History.
JONATHAN SKOLNIK: Ph.D., Columbia, (1999). Adjunct Associate Professor of History, Associate Professor of German, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. Germany, Jewish History, Intellectual History.
JAMES YOUNG: Ph.D., California at Santa Cruz, (1983). Professor of English and Chair of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
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). Associate 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.


Global and Comparative History

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:

AVIVA BEN-UR: Ph.D., Brandeis University (1998). Associate Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. American Jewish History; Ladino and Sephardic Studies; Hispanic/Sephardic relations.

JULIO CAPÓ: Ph.D., Florida International University (2011). Assistant Professor. Caribbean; Modern United States; inter-American relations; queer, sexuality, and gender.

RICHARD T. CHU: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2003). Associate Professor. Philippine Colonial History; Chinese Diaspora.
JOHN HIGGINSON: Ph.D., University of Michigan, (1979). Professor. Africa, South Africa, and comparative labor history.
JOHAN MATHEW: Ph.D., Harvard University (2012). Assistant Professor. The Indian Ocean, South Asia, the Middle East, Economic History, Transnational History, Maritime History.
BRIAN OGILVIE: Ph.D., University of Chicago (1997). Associate Professor. Renaissance history, history of science.

MARY C. WILSON: D.Phil., Oxford University (1984). Professor. Modern Middle East, Ottoman Empire, social/political.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
HOLLY HANSON (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D. University of Florida, 1997. Associate 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

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:
AVIVA BEN-UR: Ph.D., Brandeis University (1998). Associate Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. American Jewish History; Ladino and Sephardic Studies; Hispanic/Sephardic relations.

JULIO CAPÓ: Ph.D., Florida International University (2011). Assistant Professor. Caribbean; Modern United States; inter-American relations; queer, sexuality, and gender.

PETER STERN: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1985). Associate Professor of History, Librarian. Colonial Latin American history, modern Mexico, Spanish Borderlands.

JOEL WOLFE: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin -- Madison (1990). Professor. Modern Latin America, Brazil.

KEVIN YOUNG: Ph.D., Stony Brook University (2013). Assistant Professor. Modern Latin America, U.S.-Latin America relations, political economy, social movements.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
LOWELL GUDMUNDSON (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 Eastern History

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:
ANNE F. BROADBRIDGE: Ph.D., University of Chicago (2001). Associate Professor. Medieval Middle East; Mamluk Empire of Egypt and Syria (1250-1517); Ottoman Empire (1300-1924).
JOHAN MATHEW: Ph.D., Harvard University (2012). Assistant Professor. The Indian Ocean, South Asia, the Middle East, Economic History, Transnational History, Maritime History.
JONATHAN SKOLNIK: Ph.D., Columbia, (1999). Adjunct Associate Professor of History, Associate Professor of German, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. Germany, Jewish History, Intellectual History.

MARY C. WILSON: D.Phil., Oxford University (1984). Professor. Modern Middle East, Ottoman Empire, social/political.

JAMES YOUNG: Ph.D., California at Santa Cruz, (1983). Professor of English and Chair of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
MONICA RINGER (Amherst College): Associate Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations. Modern Middle East, Iran, Ottoman Empire.


Public History

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:
DAVID GLASSBERG: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1982). Professor. Modern U.S., Cultural, Public and Environmental history.

MARLA MILLER: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997). Professor. U.S., Early American History, Women’s History, and American Material Culture, as well as Public History.

JON BERNDT OLSEN: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004). Associate Professor. Germany, Modern Europe, Cold War, Memory Culture, and Public History.

MAX PAGE: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1995). Associate Professor of Architecture and History. Modern U.S., urban, architectural, and public history.

EMILY REDMAN: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2013). Assistant Professor. History of Science, 20th century U.S.

SAMUEL REDMAN: Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley (2012). Assistant Professor. Public History, Oral History, 19th and 20th century U.S.

JAMES YOUNG: Ph.D., California at Santa Cruz, (1983). Professor of English and Chair of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
KEVIN SWEENEY (Amherst College): Ph.D., Yale University (1986). Professor of History and American Studies. Colonial America, Material Culture.


Science, Technology, and the Environment

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:

ROBERT S. COX: Ph.D., University of Michigan (2002). Head, Special Collections & University Archives. Early Republic; history of natural sciences; history of religion.
DAVID GLASSBERG
: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1982). Professor. Modern U.S., Cultural, Public and Environmental history.

DANIEL GORDON: Ph.D., Chicago (1990). Professor. The Enlightenment, Europe 1600 to the present, law and society, Constitutional History.

LAURA LOVETT: Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, (1998). Associate Professor. U.S. Cultural and Social History and Comparative Gender History.
BRIAN OGILVIE: Ph.D., University of Chicago (1997). Associate Professor. Renaissance history, history of science.

EMILY REDMAN: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2013). Assistant Professor. History of Science, 20th century U.S.

SIGRID SCHMALZER: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (2004). Associate Professor. Modern China; history of science; popular culture.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:

JOHN W. SERVOS (Amherst College): Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1979). Professor. History of science and medicine.

United States History

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:

CHRISTIAN APPY: Ph.D., Harvard. Associate Professor. Modern US History, Vietnam War.

AVIVA BEN-UR: Ph.D., Brandeis University (1998). Associate Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. American Jewish History; Ladino and Sephardic Studies; Hispanic/Sephardic relations.

JULIO CAPÓ: Ph.D., Florida International University (2011). Assistant Professor. Caribbean; Modern United States; inter-American relations; queer, sexuality, and gender.

RICHARD T. CHU: Ph.D., University of Southern California (2003). Associate Professor. Philippine Colonial History; Chinese Diaspora.

SARAH CORNELL: Ph.D., New York University, (2008). Assistant Professor. Civil War Era, U.S South, U.S. Borderlands, Transnational Race and Labor.

ROBERT S. COX: Ph.D., University of Michigan (2002). Head, Special Collections & University Archives. Early Republic; history of natural sciences; history of religion.

JENNIFER FRONC: Ph.D., Columbia University (2005); M.A., New School for Social Research (1999). Associate Professor. Progressive Era U.S., Urban, Immigration, Women and Gender.

DAVID GLASSBERG: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1982). Professor. Modern U.S., Cultural, Public and Environmental history.

BARBARA KRAUTHAMER: Ph.D., Princeton University (2000). Associate Professor. Antebellum America, slavery and emancipation, African-American, Native American.

BARRY LEVY: Ph.D., Pennsylvania University (1976). Professor. Early America.

LAURA LOVETT: Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, (1998). Associate Professor. U.S. Cultural and Social History and Comparative Gender History.

MARLA MILLER: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997). Professor. U.S., Early American History, Women’s History, and American Material Culture, as well as Public History.

ALICE NASH: Ph.D., Columbia University (1997). Associate Professor. Native American and Early American History.

MAX PAGE: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1995). Associate Professor of Architecture and History. Modern U.S., urban, architectural, and public history.

EMILY REDMAN: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2013). Assistant Professor. History of Science, 20th century U.S.
SAMUEL REDMAN: Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley (2012). Assistant Professor. Public History, Oral History, 19th and 20th century U.S.

ELIZABETH A. SHARROW: Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2013). Assistant Professor of Political Science and History. History of U.S. Public Policy; Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies; Political Inequality.

MANISHA SINHA: Ph.D., Columbia University (1994). Professor of Afro-American Studies. Nineteenth Century U.S.: Political, African American, Southern History.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:

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). Ford Foundation Professor of American History. American Revolution and Early Republic, Vietnam War.

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

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:
JULIO CAPÓ: Ph.D., Florida International University (2011). Assistant Professor. Caribbean; Modern United States; inter-American relations; queer, sexuality, and gender.
JENNIFER FRONC: Ph.D., Columbia University (2005); M.A., New School for Social Research (1999). Associate Professor. Progressive Era U.S., Urban, Immigration, Women and Gender.
JENNIFER HEUER: Ph.D., Chicago (1998). Associate Professor. France, Early Modern Europe, European Women’s History and Gender Studies.
BARBARA KRAUTHAMER: Ph.D., Princeton University (2000). Associate Professor. Antebellum U.S., Slavery and emancipation, African American history, Native American history, critical race and gender theory.

BARRY LEVY: Ph.D., Pennsylvania University (1976). Professor. Early America.
LAURA LOVETT: Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, (1998). Associate Professor. U.S. Cultural and Social History and Comparative Gender History.

MARLA MILLER: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997). Associate Professor. U.S., Early American History, Women’s History, and American Material Culture, as well as Public History.

ALICE NASH: Ph.D., Columbia University (1997). Associate Professor. Native American and Early American History.

JENNIFER L. NYE: J.D. Boston College Law School (1998). Lecturer Commonwealth Honors College. Critical Legal Theory, Feminist Jurisprudence, LGBT Law, and Disability Law.
ELIZABETH A. SHARROW: Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2013). Assistant Professor of Political Science and History. History of U.S. Public Policy; Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies; Political Inequality.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
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, immigration, women’s history, race and ethnic relations.
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.