History Department Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

  Faculty Member   Contact Information     Areas of Expertise/ Specialities
Dr. Margie Brown-Coronel

Dr. Margie Brown-Coronel

Associate Professor

Office: H710-E

Phone: (657) 278-7036

Email

  • United States History
  • Public History
  • Borderlands and US West
  • US Latinx History
  • US Women's and Gender History

Dr. Jochen Burgtorf

Dr. Jochen Burgtorf

Professor

Office: H735-O

Phone: (657) 278-3560

Email

  • Europe
  • Mediterranean/Medieval and Early Modern/Religious
  • Military
  • Legal/Constitutional History
  • Refugees/Displacement 

Dr. Kate Burlingham

Dr. Kate Burlingham

Associate Professor

Office: H825-B

Phone: (657) 278-3092

Email

 

  • US Diplomatic
  • US in the World
  • Global/International History
  • African History
  • African-American History
  • US History
  • Atlantic World

Dr. Benjamin Cawthra

Dr. Benjamin Cawthra

Professor

Office: H810-J

Phone: (657) 278-7893

Email

 

 

  • United States
  • US Cultural
  • African American
  • Public
  • Visual Arts and Photography
  • Jazz Cultural Studies

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Dr. Kristine Dennehy

Professor

Office: H735-A

Phone: (657) 278-5253

Email

  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Historical Methodology
  • World History Pedagogy

Dr. Natalie Fousekis

Dr. Natalie Fousekis

Professor

Office: H810-M

Phone: (657) 278-2763

Email

  • United States
  • Oral History
  • Women and Gender
  • Politics
  • Grassrooots Activism
  • 20th Century

Dr. Cora Granata

Dr. Cora Granata

Professor

Office: H735-N

Phone: (657) 278-3568

Email

  • Central Europe
  • Modern Germany
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Cold War Studies
  • Cultural Minorities in Europe
  • Nationalism
  • Oral History

Dr. Aitana Guia

Dr. Aitana Guia

Associate Professor

Office: H810-K

Phone: (657) 278-7035

Email

  • Postwar Europe
  • Modern Spain
  • Nativism, Migration, Minorities, and Nationalism
  • Social Movements
  • Environmental Urban History
  • Women and Gender

Dr. Volker Janssen

Dr. Volker Janssen

Professor

Office: H810-L

Phone: (657) 278-2360

Email

  • United States and California History/ Economic
  • Constitutional
  • Military History
  • The History of Punishment

Dr. Jonathan Markley

Dr. Jonathan Markley

Associate Professor

Office: H825-K

Phone: (657) 278-2257

Email

  • Ancient China
  • Roman Republic & Empire
  • History of Science
  • Big History

Dr. Robert McLain

Dr. Robert McLain

Professor

Office: H735-M

Phone: (657) 278-7196

Email

  • Modern Europe
  • Modern Britain
  • Gender History
  • Early Modern England
  • World War II
  • American South 

Dr. Maged Mikhail

Dr. Maged S.A. Mikhail

Professor

Office: H810-F

Phone: (657) 278-2464

Email

  • Late Antiquity
  • Early Islam
  • Coptic Studies
  • Abrahamic Religions in the Middle Ages

Dr. Jamila Moore Pewu

Dr. Jamila Moore Pewu

Assistant Professor

Office: H825-F

Phone: (657) 278-3477

Email

 

 

 

 

  • Black Atlantic Studies
  • Black Spatial Humanities/Black Geographies
  • Digital Public Humanities
  • Cities
  • Urbanism
  • Urban Design
  • Africa and African Diasporic Studies
  • U.S. History of Ethnic Minorities

Dr. Stephen Neufeld

Dr. Stephen Neufeld

Professor

Office: H735-L

Phone: (657) 278-7463

Email

  • Mexico
  • Latin America
  • Military History
  • Cultural History
  • Gender
  • Animal History
  • Nationalism

Dr. Stephen O'Connor

Dr. Stephen O'Connor

Professor

Office: H825-C

Phone: (657) 278-4351

Email

  • Ancient Greece
  • Economic History
  • Military History
  • Pre-Industrial World History

Dr. Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi

Dr. Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi

Professor

Office: H810-O

Phone: (657) 278-2949

Email

  • Modern Middle East
  • Iran
  • Iran-U.S. Relations
  • Cold War Studies
  • Women and Gender
  • Oral History

Dr. Jessica Stern

Dr. Jessica Stern

Professor

Office: H815-A

Phone: (657) 278-3385

Email

  • United States prior to 1877
  • Early America
  • Atlantic World
  • Early Modern
  • Native American
  • Cultural, Race and Ethnicity

Photo of Dr. Laichen Sun

Dr. Laichen Sun

Professor

Office: H720-B

Phone: (657) 278-4613

Email

  • Southeast Asia
  • Early Modern
  • Military
  • Foreign relations
  • Trade
  • Women

Dr. Lisa Tran

Dr. Lisa Tran

Professor

Office: H810-I

Phone: (657) 278-2625

Email

  • China after 1600
  • World/Global History after 1400
  • Gender
  • Law
  • Migration

Dr. Allison Varzally

Dr. Allison Varzally

Professor

Office: H810-H

Phone: (657) 278-4339

Email

  • United States
  • Immigration and Migration
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • California
  • American West
  • Food Cultures
  • Oral History

Dr. Philippe Zacaïr

Dr. Philippe Zacaïr

Associate Professor

Office: H710-D

Phone: (657) 278-2685

Email

  • Hispanic Caribbean
  • Haiti
  • Latin America
  • Race
  • Migrations

Lecturers

  Faculty   Contact Specialities

Dr. Stefan Chrissanthos

Lecturer

Office: H730-J

Phone: (657) 278-8735

Email

 

 

Dr. Amy Essington

Lecturer

Office: H730-K

Phone: (657) 278-8735

Email

 

Dr. David Freeman

Lecturer

Office: H825-G

Phone: (657) 278-4374

Email

 

Dr. David Hall

Lecturer

Office: H825-E

Phone: (657) 278-7860

Email

 

Dr. William Myers

Lecturer

Office: H720-C

Phone: (657) 278-7821

Email

  • Technology
  • Development of Infrastructure

Dr. Dimitri Papandreu

Lecturer

Office: H725-J

Phone: (657) 278-8358

Email

 

Dr. James Rietveld

Lecturer

Office: H715-F

Phone: (657) 278-7832

Email

 

Dr. Lisa Riggin

Lecturer

Office: H730-J

Phone: (657) 278-8735

Email

 

Dr. Steven Smith

Lecturer

Office: H715-F

Phone: (657) 278-7854

Email

 

Dr. Mariko Takahashi

Lecturer

Office: H720-C

Phone: (657)278-7851

Email

 

Dr. Jen Thompson

Lecturer

Office: H730-K

Phone: (657) 278-8729

Email

  • California animal shelters
  • Urban animals and public policy
  • California zoos and animal collections
  • California biography (Harry T. Payne)
  • African American settlement (late 19th/early 20th)

Dr. Mark Walia

Lecturer

Office: H825-D

Phone: (657) 278-8731

Email