The history faculty offers undergraduate training in four primary fields and graduate training in five primary fields. In addition, there are active clusters of faculty working in certain special or research areas, some of which cross geographic field boundaries.

Lauren Harris

Lauren McArthur Harris is an Assistant Professor of History Education with a joint appointment in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.  She earned her Ph.D. in teacher education with a specialization in history and social studies education from the University of Michigan. Her current research focuses on disciplinary and disciplinary literacy practices in history, how teachers and teacher educators can help students make global connections, and

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones is an Assistant Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania History & Sociology of Science Department. Before joining ASU, he held postdoctoral fellowships at the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship at the University of California-Berkeley.

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2008 and has an M.A. in History from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. Before joining ASU in August 2011, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She has received numerous grants and fellowships from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, the YIVO Institute, and the Memorial

Katherine Osburn

Katherine M. B. Osburn is an ethnohistorian focusing on gender, race, and identity. She has published articles on the Navajos, the Southern Utes, and the Mississippi Choctaws in a variety of scholarly journals and edited collections. Her first monograph, Southern Ute Women: Autonomy and Assimilation on the Reservation, 1885-1934, analyzed how Ute women responded to gendered assimilationist policies and is in its second edition. Her current manuscript, Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi: Race, Class, and Nation Building in the

J Schermerhorn

I am a historian of slavery, capitalism, and human trafficking in America and the Atlantic world. At ASU I teach courses in African American history, the early U.S., South, and the Civil War Era.

My new book by Yale University Press, The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860 follows the money of American slavery to the ends of long chains of credit that financed it, explosing slave traders' business strategies and the responses of enslaved Americans.

Donald Critchlow

Donald T. Critchlow serves as Director of the ASU Center for Political Thought and Leadership. The Center's mission is to promote a greater understanding of the foundations of democratic society through undergraduate education, scholarly research, and civic involvement. The Center sponsors public lectures, academic seminars, internships, and scholarly research projects. The Center supports post-doctoral programs, an undergraduate certificate program in Political Thought and Leadership, the Journal of Policy History, student


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