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
Associate Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations
American history; Postwar U.S. social and political, labor and working class, comparative.
269 Ives Hall
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
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
Robert L. Harris
Professor, Africana Studies
Afro-American history; Afro-American historiography; thought and culture; leaders and movements.
211 Africana Studies and Research Center
Bovay Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering
History of technology and engineering in the United States.
394 Rhodes Hall
European and American political though since the 18th century.
311 White Hall
David S. Powers
Full 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
Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies
History of technology, environmental history; 20th century France and French empire
301 Rockefeller Hall
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature and Asian Studies
Early modern and modern Japan; comparative intellectual history and comparative colonialism.
386 Rockefeller Hall
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
Assistant 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
Professor, Asian Studies
Southeast Asian history; Vietnam.
380 Rockefeller Hall
(updated July 2012)