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.
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
Dean's Faculty Fellow, College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Snell Family Dean's Distinguished Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and the School of Politics and Global Studies
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1994
M.A., Texas Tech University, 1989
B.A., Angelo State University, 1987
Dr. Brock Ruggles earned his Ph.D. (2008) and M.A. (2001) in History from Arizona State University after completing a B.A. in Sociology and teaching as an AmeriCorps volunteer. He has extensive experience developing and instructing a range of traditional and online courses in U.S. and World History. His recent research blends cultural and political history in a study of radical politics in music during the conservative ascendancy in the late twentieth-century United States.
Professor Yasmin Saikia is the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and a Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. Her research and teaching interests invoke a dynamic transnational and interdisciplinary dialogue situated at the intersection of history, culture, and religion. With a specific focus on contestations and accommodations in South Asia between local, national, and religious identities, she