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  • History Peeps: Dr. Evan Haefeli, Associate Professor of History

    Approaching history imaginatively makes the past more fluid and alive. It means questioning the inevitability of events and looking past obvious answers. For Evan Haefeli, growing up surrounded by his father’s history books in Westhampton, New York, the long hours he spent thumbing through their glossy illustrations first sparked his imagination. To him, these books […]

  • Sonia Hernandez

    Sonia Hernandez publishes, For a Just and Better World

    Dr. Sonia Hernández has just published For a Just and Better World:  Engendering Anarchism in the Mexican Borderlands, 1900–1938 with the University of Illinois Press, a national leader in labor history! 

  • Walter Kamphoefner publishes, Germans in America: A Concise History

    Dr. Walter Kamphoefner has just published his highly anticipated, big book on the German American presence in U.S. history, Germans in America:  A Concise History, with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

  • History Peeps: Dr. Olga Dror, Professor of History

    Born in the Soviet Union, Olga Dror studied Vietnamese language and literature at the School of Oriental Studies at Leningrad State University. She recalls that admission to the program explicitly “gave preference to boys over girls, and I liked the challenge.” But sex discrimination proved easier to overcome than discrimination against Jews. After she graduated […]

  • Lorien Foote publishes, Rites of Retaliation

    Dr. Lorien Foote, the Patricia & Bookman Peters Professor of History, has just published Rites of Retaliation:  Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War with UNC Press.  This monograph is based on the Steven and Janice Brose Lectures at Pennsylvania State University that she gave in the fall of 2019. 

  • Brian Rouleau

    Brian Rouleau publishes, Empire’s Nursery

    Dr. Brian Rouleau just published, Empire's Nursery: Children’s Literature and the Origins of the American Century with the highly regarded New York University Press.

  • Jonathan Brunstedt publishes, The Soviet Myth of World War II

    Dr. Jonathan Brunstedt shares with the Department a copy of his just released monograph, The Soviet Myth of World War II:  Patriotic Memory and the Russian Question in the USSR published by Cambridge University Press! 

  • Dr. Foote with Buzz

    History Peeps: Dr. Lorien Foote, Professor of History

    A small puppy changed Dr. Lorien Foote’s life forever in 2015. She admits, “I am somebody that did not grow up with pets and had no interest in animals at all.” But a spring break trip to Washington, D.C., converted her. While mining the National Archives for research material, Dr. Foote stayed with a dog-owning […]

  • Armando Alonzo

    College of Liberal Arts interviews Armando Alonzo for National Hispanic Heritage Month

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, faculty from the College of Liberal Arts talk about Tejano origins and the importance of studying their history.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs publishes in the Los Angeles Times

    America’s schoolchildren don’t resist learning from history. Policymakers do. Op-Ed: Lessons from Afghanistan for a high school history class