Cultural History

Specialists

    • Dirk Bonker
    • Associate Professor
    • I am a historian of the United States and Germany, who focuses on questions of militarism, warfare, and empire in the long twentieth century. In my work, I also address larger questions about how best to "globalize" and "internationalize" U.S and German histories in the modern age.
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    • James Chappel
    • Assistant Professor
    • I study the intellectual, political, and religious history of modern Europe. I am currently completing a manuscript entitled "The Struggle for Europe's Soul: Catholic Political Economy and the Salvation of Democracy, 1920-1960" (forthcoming from Harvard University Press). This work studies Catholic social-economic thought as a transnational whole, ...
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    • Katharine Dubois
    • Visiting Assistant Professor
    • My research interests include religious belief and practice in late-medieval Latin Christendom, especially penance, pilgrimage, penitential devotion, saints' cults, and relics. My book, Pilgrimage and Pilgrims in Late-Medieval Rome (Ashgate Press, forthcoming), traces the early history of the Roman Jubilee, a year-long celebration of penitential pilgrimage to the city's most ...
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    • Laura Edwards
    • Professor
    • My research focuses on women, gender, and the law in the nineteenth-century, particularly the U.S. South. In addition to articles on these topics, I have published three books: Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction (1997), Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era (2000, ...
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    • Raymond Gavins
    • Professor
    • Research and teaching: Modern America, Afro-America, and American South
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    • Malachi Hacohen
    • Associate Professor
    • MALACHI HAIM HACOHEN (Ph.D., Columbia), Bass Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Political Science and Religion, is Director of the Center for European Studies, and member of the faculty of German and Jewish Studies, as well as the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology & Medicine. He teaches European intellectual history and Jewish ...
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    • Mona Hassan
    • Assistant Professor of Religion
    • Mona Hassan specializes in global and comparative Islamic history, with particular interest in the intersections of culture, religion, politics, and gender. She is currently working on her book manuscript, Longing for the Lost Caliphate, which explores Muslim engagement and entanglement with the notion of an Islamic caliphate following two poignant moments ...
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    • Anna Krylova
    • Associate Professor
    • Her second book project, “Socialist Imaginaries of the Soviet Century,” reexamines the boundaries that scholars of modern Russia have assigned to Soviet socialism. It begins by inviting scholars to reflect whether the Bolshevik “basic tenets” that informed the imagination of a new type of industrial modernity in the 1900s-1930s could become the actual ...

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    • Adriane Lentz-Smith
    • Associate Professor
    • My interests lie in African American history and the history of the US & the World. My 2009 book, Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I, looks at the black freedom struggle in the World War I years, with a particular focus on manhood, citizenship claims, and the international experience. My recent research explores how African ...
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    • Simon Partner
    • Professor
    • Late 19th and 20th-century Japanese history Focusing on: growth of consumer markets; technology and social change; Japanese rural society
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    • Sumathi Ramaswamy
    • Professor of History
    • I am a cultural historian of South Asia and the British empire and my research over the last few years has been largely in the areas of visual studies, the history of cartography, and gender. My recent publications in these areas include THE GODDESS AND THE NATION: MAPPING MOTHER INDIA (Duke University Press, 2010); and two edited volumes, BAREFOOT ...
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    • Thomas Robisheaux
    • Professor
    • As an historian of early modern Europe Dr. Robisheaux has particular interests in social and cultural history, German-speaking Central Europe, Renaissance culture, religious reform, popular religion and culture, and microhistory. Author of The Last Witch of Langenburg and Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germany, Lost Worlds, and ...
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    • Peter Sigal
    • Professor
    • The relationships between gender, sexuality, and colonialism have intrigued me since I began my first book on Maya sexuality. I recently completed a study on the interaction of writing and sexual representation in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Nahua societies--The Flower and the Scorpion: Sexuality and Ritual in Early Nahua Culture (Durham: Duke ...
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    • Philip Stern
    • Associate Professor
    • My work focuses on the history of Britain and the British Empire, particularly in the early modern period (loosely defined). My first book, The Company-State, is a political and intellectual history of the English East India Company in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. I am currently working on or planning projects related to the history ...
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