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Members of the Field of History

Glenn C. Altschuler

Vice President for University Relations, Dean of The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies
History of popular culture; Jewish-American history.
B-20 Day Hall

Richard F. Bensel

Gary S. Davis Professor of Government
American politics and political economy in the late nineteenth century.
312 White Hall

Ileen DeVault

Professor, Collective Bargaining, Labor Law, and Labor History
American social history; labor and working-class history; gender and women's history.
340 Ives Hall East

Ziad Fahmy

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies
Nationalism in modern Middle East, colloquial Arabic mass-culture, and media and identity in Egypt and the Arab world.
416 White Hall

Kevin Gaines

W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Africana Studies
African American intellectual history, U.S. history, the Civil Rights era, music and social movements, Afro-modernity and internationalism.
310 Triphammer Road, Africana Studies & Research Center

Louis Hyman

Associate Professor, ILR-Labor Relations, Law and History
History of capitalism, labor history, business history, history of consumption.
356 Ives Hall


Ronald Kline

Bovay Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
History of technology and engineering in the United States.
394 Rhodes Hall

Isaac Kramnick

Professor, Government
European and American political though since the 18th century.
311 White Hall

Veronica Martinez-Matsuda

Assistant Professor, ILR-Labor Relations, Law and History
American social and cultural history; immigration and migration history; labor and working-class history; Chicana/o and Latina/o history; gender and women's history; comparative race and ethnic studies.
373 Ives Hall


David S. Powers

Professor, Near Eastern Studies
Qur'an and Hadith, Islamic History, Law, Gender, the Maghrib
Forthcoming Publication: Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet. Philadelphia: University of Pennsyllvania Press, 2009.
407 White Hall

Sara B. Pritchard

Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies
History of technology, environmental history; 20th century France and French empire
301 Rockefeller Hall

Aziz Rana

Professor, Cornell Law School
History of American political and constitutional thought; comparative colonial and post colonial history; citizenship and immigration; republicanism and empire.
106 Myron Taylor Hall


Naoki Sakai

Professor, Comparative Literature and Asian Studies
Early modern and modern Japan; comparative intellectual history and comparative colonialism.
386 Rockefeller Hall

Nicholas Salvatore

Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations
American history; social history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with emphasis on African American and labor history; radicalism and dissent.
290 Ives Hall

Suman Seth

Associate Professor, Science & Technology Studies
History of the physical sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries; gender and science; science, race, and colonialism.
303 Rockefeller Hall

Keith Taylor

Professor, Asian Studies
Southeast Asian history; Vietnam.
380 Rockefeller Hall


Enzo Traverso

Professor, Romance Studies
Contemporary social and cultural history; European intellectual history; political theory.
303 Morrill Hall

(updated March 2016)