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.

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 nineteenth-century American history, espeically slavery and economic development. In 2008 I earned a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and joined the history faculty at ASU. Before that I earned degrees from Harvard Divinity School and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. My research has been funded by fellowships and  grants from the Smithsonian, Huntington Library, Gilder Lehrman Center, American Philosophical Society, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, among other organizations.

Laurie Manchester

A native of New England, Laurie Manchester received her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. She is a historian of Russia, and travels there every year to work in archives and conduct oral interviews. She is the author of Holy Fathers, Secular Sons: Clergy, Intelligentsia, and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia. and has published articles in The Journal of Modern History Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas,

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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