Faculty Office Hours and Schedule:
- Spring 2020 History Faculty Office Hours and Best Contact Information
- Winter 2020 History Faculty Office Hours
- Fall 2019 History Faculty Office Hours
- Chair: Seungjoo Yoon, (507) 222-4211
- Administrative Assistant: Nikki Lamberty, (507) 222-4217
- 2019-2020 SDAs (Student Department Assistants): Zoe Denckla, Clay Kingsbury, Anna Lauriello
- 2019-2020 Student Office and Newsletter Assistants
- Emeriti Faculty
- In Memoriam
Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History
Since 1993. University of the Punjab, Lahore B.A., McGill University, Montreal B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison M.A., Ph.D. Russia, Central Asia, the Ottoman Empire; the politics of culture in the Muslim world; nationalism; empire.
Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
Since 2011. B.S. Lahore University, M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College. South Asia, medicine, disease causation, sacred spaces, pilgrimages and public health. British imperialism and colonialism in Indian subcontinent during 19th and early 20th centuries.
Since 1999. Princeton A.B., University of California, Berkeley M.A., Ph.D. Medieval Europe (esp. to 1150) and Byzantium (Late Antiquity-1453); Christian thought (esp. political and social), asceticism, and institutions; crusades; late antique and medieval historiography and hagiography. Research interests: medieval Germany; ecclesiastical conflict and reform in Byzantium and the West; medieval biblical exegesis and social thought; institutional culture in the Middle Ages. Please visit: Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor Webpage.
Since 1998. Carleton College, B.A., Brown, M.A., Ph.D. Early Modern European social, cultural & intellectual history. Comparative popular culture of Continental & British history & history of Anglo-Irish-Scottish relations in pre-modern period. Research focus on family history of 18th c. England, history of aging.
Director of European Studies
Director of the Center for Global and Regional Studies
Since 2008. Columbia University Ph.D., M. Phil, M.A.; University of Provence, licence in History; Rice University, B.A. Modern European history and culture, especially modern Germany and East Central Europe; the Cold War; Communism; Russia and the Soviet Union; Central European music and society; cultural history.
Director of Environmental Studies
Since 1989. Lincoln University B.A., Missouri M.A., Brown A.M., Ph.D. African American history with primary teaching interests in 19th c. slavery studies, social and intellectual history, black conservatism, and cultural studies. Secondary teaching interests include the Black Atlantic with emphasis on Ghana (Gold Coast) and the United States, and the Concord intellectuals. Research interest is George S. Schuyler (1895-1977).
Director of Africana Studies
Since Fall, 2010. Clark Atlanta University B.A., Cornell University M.A., Emory University M.A. & Ph.D. African & African Diaspora History. Nigeria, West Africa; Yoruba history, culture, and religion; masquerade and ritual performance; gender, slavery, ethnicity, religion, and performance in Africa.
Director of American Studies
Professor of History
Professor of History
Since Fall, 2003. Stanford University B.A., University of California, San Diego M.A. & Ph.D. He has also studied Nahuatl in Mexico as well as at Yale University and UCLA. Latin American history, society and culture, the comparative topics of slavery, obstacles to nation-building, and the role of race and ethnicity in colonial and postcolonial settings.
1969-71 & since 1977. B.A. (cum laude), Concordia University, Organizational Management/Communications. Administrative Assistant for History and Program Directors of European Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies Programs. Hire, train, schedule, supervise student office staff. Arrange all aspects of department events, recruitment searches, guest speaker visits, public talks. Provide organizational, statistical, and administrative assistance for Chair and History department faculty members. Oversight of department and endowment budgets, catalog, course schedule, Student Departmental Advisers (SDAs), Department Curriculum Committee (DCC), newsletter editors, library, and media materials. Track History major course requirements and comps. Maintain History website and social media connections (LinkedIn, Facebook). Field and/or redirect questions from students, staff, faculty, alumni, visitors. Please contact me if you need assistance.
1966-1999 Reed B.A., Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto M.A., Ph.D. Medieval history, Early Middle Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance. Professor Niles returned to his native city, Portland, Oregon, upon retirement.