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
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.
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 in Moscow and provincial cities. She is the author of Holy Fathers, Secular Sons: Clergy, Intelligentsia, and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia. and has published articles in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas,
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
Matthew Garcia is the director of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. He also directs the Comparative Border Studies Program . He previously taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Oregon, and Brown University. His book, A World of Its Own: Race, Labor and Citrus in the Making
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
Catherine O'Donnell is Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University. She is the author of Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship (Chapel HIll, 2008), as well as articles appearing in the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, Early American Literature, and the US Catholic Historian. She is currently at work on research into Elizabeth Seton, John Carroll, and the transatlantic origins of the American Catholic Church.