Faculty

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    Karl Appuhn

    Associate Professor of History and Italian

    Director, Medieval and Renaissance Center

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    Field: 

    Early Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Environmental History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, History of Animals, Mediterranean History, Italian Renaissance.

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    Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Medieval Europe

    Research Interests: 

    History and Theory; Semiotic Anthropology; Material Culture; Media and Communication; Historical Anthropology of the Middle Ages; Medieval France; Medieval Sign Theory; Medieval Diplomatics and Sigillography; Latin and Old French Paleography

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    Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Professor of History and Italian

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

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    Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

    Chair; Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies;

    Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

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    Field: 

    East Asia

    Research Interests: 

    Global History, Early Modern and Modern Chinese History, Asian and European Islam, Religion and World History, Middle Eastern History, History of Geography, Arab-Jewish and Mizrahi History

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    Edward Berenson

    Director, Institute of French Studies;

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Cultural history; colonialism; history and memory.

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    Jane Burbank

    Professor of History and Russian & Slavic Studies

    Collegiate Professor

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Russian history; legal culture; empire; peasants.

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    Herrick Chapman

    Associate Professor of History and Institute of French Studies

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    French history; social history; economic history; history of public policy

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    Frederick Cooper

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Africa

    Research Interests: 

    Modern Africa; empires in world history; colonization and decolonization; the social sciences and the colonial situation

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    Robyn d'Avignon

    Assistant Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Africa

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    Hasia R. Diner

    Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History;

    Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History

    Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History; Director of Undergraduate Studies

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    American Jewish history, American immigration history and women's history

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    Nicole Eustace

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Atlantic World

    Research Interests: 

    Eighteenth-century North America in the Atlantic world; gender, culture, and politics

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    Ada Ferrer

    Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Carribbean

    Research Interests: 

    Cuba; comparative slavery, nationalism, revolution

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    K. E. Fleming

    Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization and Professor of History & Hellenic Studies

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    religion, nationalism

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    Stefanos Geroulanos

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Modern European Intellectual History; French and German Thought; Political Theology and Philosophical Anthropology; History of Medical Concepts; Film; History of Science

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    Rebecca Goetz

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Atlantic World

    Research Interests: 

    Histories of Religion, race, and Slavery, Colonialism and Empire in the Atlantic World, and Indigenous North America.

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    Michael A. Gomez

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Africa and African Diaspora

    Research Interests: 

    Islam, Slavery, Social and Cultural Formation

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    Linda Gordon

    University Professor of the Humanities;

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    Twentieth-century U.S. social, political, and social policy history; women and gender; family; U.S. Southwest

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    Manu Goswami

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    South Asia

    Research Interests: 

    19th & 20th century Indian history, History of Economic Thought, Political Economy, Social Theory, Historiography

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    Greg Grandin

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Carribbean

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    Stephen G. Gross

    Assistant Professor of History and European and Mediterranean Studies

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Modern Germany; European Unification; Economic History and Political Economy; International Relations; Energy Policy; World War I and II;

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    Steven Hahn

    Professor of History;

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    The Nineteenth Century World; Slavery, Emancipation, and Race; History of the American South; History of Capitalism; African-American History; History of Popular Politics

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    Martha Hodes

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    19th-century United States; race; Civil War and Reconstruction; gender; craft of historical writing

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    Jennifer Homans

    Distinguished Scholar in Residence in History and European and Mediterranean Studies

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    Research Interests: 

    History of dance

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    Myles W. Jackson

    Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science, NYU-Gallatin, FAS (Professor of History)

    Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics and NYU-Langone School of Medicine (Associate Faculty), Faculty Affiliate of the Engelberg Center of Innovation Law and Policy of the NYU School of Law

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    History of science; history of physics in 19th-century Germany; intellectual property and gene patenting; humans, machines, and aesthetic theories; triangular exchange among physicists and engineers, musicians, and instrument makers.

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    Daniel Jütte

    Email: 

    Field: 

    Early Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Cultural History, Urban History, History of Knowledge, Jewish History, German History, History of Material Culture and Everyday Life

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    Rebecca Karl

    Associate Professor of History

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    Research Interests: 

    Modern China; Intellectual history; women and gender

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    Monica  Kim

    Assistant Professor of History

    On leave 2015-2016

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    U.S. and the World; Decolonization; Race, empire, and modern warfare; Transpacific Asian and Asian American history

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    Yanni Kotsonis

    Professor of History and Russian & Slavic Studies

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Imperial Russia; political economy; history of the modern state; history of taxation in Russia and the world

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    J. Joseph Lee

    Professor of Irish Studies and History

    Director, Irish Studies; Glucksman Professor of Irish Studies

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    19th and 20th Century Irish, English, European, and Irish American history and politics; Nationalism, imperialism, and post colonialism; Irish Diaspora

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    Soonyi Lee

    Visiting Assistant Professor in History;

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    Field: 

    East Asia

    Research Interests: 

    Nationalism, Democracy, and Socialism in Twentieth-Century China; Discourses of Civilization/Culture, Cosmopolitanism, and Regionalism in Modern East Asia; Political Economy; and Transnational History of Radical Ideas and Movements

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    Julie Livingston

    Professor of History and Social and Cultural Analysis

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    Field: 

    Africa

    Research Interests: 

    The Body; Gender; Care; History and Anthropology; Medicine and Public Health; Ethnographic Writing; Southern Africa; Interspecies, Disability.

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    David Ludden

    Professor of History

    Chair, Department of History

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    Field: 

    South Asia

    Research Interests: 

    South Asia; Middle East; East Asia; World History; Globalization; Agrarian History; Economic Development

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    Michele Mitchell

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    African Diaspora; Gender and Sexuality; West/East/South Africa; feminist theory

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    Maria E. Montoya

    Dean of Arts and Science, NYU Shanghai;

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    American West, Labor History, Gender, Latina/o History

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    Jennifer L. Morgan

    Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History

    Chair of Social and Cultural Analysis

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    Early African American History, Comparative Slavery, Histories of Racial Ideology, Women and Gender

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    Timothy Naftali

    Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner;

    Clinical Associate Professor of History

    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    US presidential history; intelligence and terrorism; Soviet Union and the world; US and the world; Cold War; LGBTQ and civil rights history

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    Andrew Needham

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    I specialize in recent United States history, with teaching and research emphases in environmental, American Indian, and urban and suburban history as well as the history of the American West.

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    Mary Nolan

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Europe and America in the Twentieth Century, Cold War, history of Human Rights, Global economy in twentieth century, Modern German history; European women's history

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    Ellen Noonan

    Interim Director, Archives and Public History Program;

    Clinical Assistant Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    African-American history; cultural history; public history; history education; digital humanities.

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    Anne O'Donnell

    Assistant Professor of History and Russian & Slavic Studies

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Soviet Union and its successors, history of the state, cultures of economic life, urban history

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    Guy  Ortolano

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Britain since 1688, urban history, history of science, cultural and intellectual history, historiography, post-1945 history.

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    David Oshinsky

    Professor of History and Medicine

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    Leslie Peirce

    Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

    Silver Professor

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    Field: 

    Early Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    early modern Ottoman history; gender, law & society; biography; slavery; Ottoman empire in the world

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    Jacques Revel

    Global Distinguished Professor of History and the Institute of French Studies

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    Jeffrey Sammons

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    U. S. social and cultural history with research and teaching interests in African-American History, military history, black autobiography, film history, and sports history.

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    Andrew Sartori

    Professor of History

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    Field: 

    South Asia

    Research Interests: 

    Modern South Asia, Modern Intellectual History, Social Theory

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    Brandon Schechter

    Elihu Rose Scholar in Modern Military History;

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Soviet Union, Russian Empire, material culture, violence, war, gender, empire, comparative history, WWI, WWII

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    John Shovlin

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Early Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Political and cultural history of ancien régime Europe, particularly France; the French Revolution; history of political economy; aristocratic culture and politics; international politics and international political thought in eighteenth-century Europe; the Franco-British relationship.

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    Nikhil Pal Singh

    Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History

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    Research Interests: 

    Race, empire, and culture in 20th-century U.S.; black radicalism and US liberalism; U.S. foreign policy.

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    Kostis Smyrlis

    Associate Professor of History and Hellenic Studies

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    Field: 

    Medieval Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Byzantine empire, 9th to 15th century; political economy; taxation and state finances; economic and social history; settlement and demography; law and land ownership; the archives and history of Mount Athos monasteries; Byzantine diplomatics and medieval Greek paleography

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    Rachel St John

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    19th- and 20th-century United States history with a particular emphasis on the North American West and transnational borderlands history

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    Thomas J. Sugrue

    Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History

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    Research Interests: 

    20th century U.S. history, politics, race, cities and suburbs, public policy, civil rights.

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    Jack Tchen

    Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History

    Director, Asian/Pacific/American Studies

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    Field: 

    East Asia

    Research Interests: 

    Interethnic and interracial relations of Asian and Americans; cross-cultural and community studies; New York City history; Asians in the Americas; race, colonialism, and museums; dialogic theory and radical pedagogy

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    Sinclair Thomson

    Associate Professor of History

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Carribbean

    Research Interests: 

    Colonial Latin America; Andean region; peasant and Indian politics; Andean religion; race/ethnicity; historical imagination and political memory; Bolivian history and politics.

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    Thomas M. Truxes

    Clinical Associate Professor of Irish Studies and History

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    Research Interests: 

    Early-modern Irish history; Ireland and the Atlantic world before 1800; early-modern maritime history; the overseas trade of British America; eighteenth-century urban life, particularly New York City

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    Alejandro Velasco

    Associate Professor of Modern Latin America, Gallatin School and Department of History

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Carribbean

    Research Interests: 

    Social movements, Urban Culture, Democratization, and Modern Latin America.

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    Joanna Waley-Cohen

    Julius Silver Professor of History

    Provost, NYU Shanghai

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    Field: 

    East Asia

    Research Interests: 

    Early modern Chinese history; China and the West; Chinese imperial culture.

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    Barbara  Weinstein

    Professor of History

    Silver Professor

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    Field: 

    Latin America and the Carribbean

    Research Interests: 

    Modern Latin America, Brazil, labor history, slavery and emancipation, race and gender, regionalism and nationalism.

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    Larry Wolff

    Silver Professor of History;

    Director, Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

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    Field: 

    Modern Europe

    Research Interests: 

    Eastern Europe, Poland, Habsburg Monarchy, Enlightenment, history of childhood

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    Marilyn Young

    Professor of History

    Collegiate Professor

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    Field: 

    United States

    Research Interests: 

    U.S. and the World; U.S. foreign relations; U.S.-East Asian relations; Third World women and gender.