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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.

DAVID NEWBURY (Smith College): Professor emeritus. Historiography of Africa, kingship and kinship on Ijwi Island, and the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s.


Ancient and Medieval History

University of Massachusetts, Amherst:

CARLIN BARTON: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1984). Professor. Ancient History.

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).
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.

FREDERICK MCGINNESS (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Professor and Chair. Medieval Europe, Renaissance and Reformation, Church History.


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.

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.

JONATHAN LIPMAN (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., Stanford University (1981). Professor. China, modern Japan, ethnicity and nationalism, global history.
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 OLSEN: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004). Assistant 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.

FREDERICK MCGINNESS (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Professor and Chair. Medieval Europe, Renaissance and Reformation, Church History.
ROBERT SCHWARTZ (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., University of Michigan (1981). Professor. Environmental history of Europe from the seventeenth century to present; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France; Victorian England and industrializing Britain.
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.

CARLIN BARTON: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1984). Professor. Ancient History.

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.

LARRY OWENS: Ph.D., Princeton (1987). Professor. History of Science and Technology; Cold War; history of computing.

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.
JOSÉ ANGEL HERNÁNDEZ: Ph.D., University of Chicago (2008). Associate Professor. Latin America; Mexico, US Borderlands.
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.

Five College Affiliated Faculty:
JOSE CELSO CASTRO ALVES (Amherst College) Latin America, Black diaspora.
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.
ANN ZULAWSKI (Smith College): Ph.D., Columbia, (1985). Professor. Latin American social history, Bolivia.

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). Associate Professor. U.S., Early American History, Women’s History, and American Material Culture, as well as Public History.

JON OLSEN: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004). Assistant 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: University of California, Berkeley. Assistant Professor. History of Science, 20th century U.S.

SAMUEL REDMAN: Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley (2012). 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.

LARRY OWENS: Ph.D., Princeton (1987). Professor. History of Science and Technology; Cold War; history of computing.

EMILY REDMAN: University of California, Berkeley. 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:
DAVID NEWBURY (Smith College): Gwendolen Carter Professor of African Studies. Historiography of Africa, kingship and kinship on Ijwi Island, and the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s.

ROBERT SCHWARTZ (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., University of Michigan (1981). Professor. Environmental history of Europe from the seventeenth century to present; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France; Victorian England and industrializing Britain

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.
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). 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.
JOSÉ ANGEL HERNÁNDEZ: Ph.D., University of Chicago (2008). Associate Professor. Latin America; Mexico, US Borderlands.
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). Associate 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.

LARRY OWENS: Ph.D., Princeton (1987). Professor. History of Science and Technology; Cold War; history of computing.

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

EMILY REDMAN: University of California, Berkeley. Assistant Professor. History of Science, 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.

SUSAN TRACY (Hampshire College): Ph.D., Rutgers University. Professor of American Studies and History and Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies.


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). Assistant 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.
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.
JONATHAN LIPMAN (Mount Holyoke College): Ph.D., Stanford University (1981). Professor. China, modern Japan, ethnicity and nationalism, global history.
MARTHA SAXTON (Amherst College): Professor. United States History, American Women.
JUTTA SPERLING (Hampshire College): Ph.D., Stanford (1995). Associate Professor. Early modern Europe, Gender.