History

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

Yasmin Saikia

Dr. Yasmin Saikia (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison) is the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. Her research and teaching interests straddle peace studies, history and religion with a focus on gender issues, conflict transformation, and Islamic values. She is the author of three monographs, one edited volume, and numerous articles and

J Schermerhorn

I am a historian of African American slavery from the Revolution to Reconstruction, practicing public history and teaching courses in American, Atlantic, and World/Global history.

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.

Laurie Manchester

A native of New England, Laurie Manchester received her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. She is a historian of nineteenth and twentieth century Russia. She is the author of Holy Fathers, Secular Sons: Clergy, Intelligentsia, and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia, which won the 2009 Wayne S. Vucinich prize from the AAASS for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences. Her book was recently published in

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