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Angelo Angelis HW1508 212-772-5540 aangelis@hunter.cuny.edu
Rick Belsky HW1512 212-772-5493 rbelsky@hunter.cuny.edu
Manu Bhagavan HW1518A 212-772-5482 manu.bhagavan@hunter.cuny.edu
Kellie Carter Jackson
HW1547 212-772-5486 kellie.jackson@hunter.cuny.edu
Eduardo Contreras HW1506 212-772-5346 econtre@hunter.cuny.edu
Donna Haverty-Stacke HW1514 212-772-4412 dhaverty@hunter.cuny.edu
Thomas Head HW1507 212-772-5484 thead@hunter.cuny.edu
Benjamin Hett HW1517 212-772-4382 bhett@hunter.cuny.edu
Elidor Mëhilli HW1516 212-772-5485 elidor.mehilli@hunter.cuny.edu
Daniel Hurewitz HW1505 212-772-4285 daniel.hurewitz@hunter.cuny.edu
Karen Kern HW1518 212-772-5491 kkern@hunter.cuny.edu
Dániel Margócsy HW1519A 212-772-5492 margocsy@gmail.com
Bernadette McCauley HW1516 212-772-5543 bmccaule@hunter.cuny.edu
Mary Roldán HW1515 212-772-5488 mrol@hunter.cuny.edu
Jonathan Rosenberg HW1519 212-772-5546 jrosen8637@aol.com
Laura Schor HW1509 212-772-5486 lschor@hunter.cuny.edu
Robert Seltzer HW1510 212-772-5490 rseltzer@hunter.cuny.edu
Iryna Vushko HW1506 212-772-5483 iv30@hunter.cuny.edu
Barbara Welter HE1417 212-772 bwelter@hunter.cuny.edu

Angelo T. Angelis
Ph.D., Graduate Center-CUNY 2002

Teaching interests:
Undergraduate and master's level courses in U.S. History, with a focus on the colonial era, American Revolution and Constitution.

Research interests:
American Revolution; constitutional history; political
culture; crowds and popular politics in the transatlantic world; the colonial city.

Selected Publications:

  • "By Consent of the People: Riot and Regulation in Seventeenth-Century Virginia" in Debra Meyers and Melanie Perreault, eds.,·Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives·(Lexington Books, scheduled for 2005).
  • "For God and Country: Crafting Memory and Meaning from War and Independence" Reviews in American History 31 (2003): 356-62.
  • "Pregnant with Future Consequences: Confederation and Constitution in Massachusetts, 1780-1787." PhD diss., Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2002.

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Richard Belsky
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1997

Teaching interests:
History of East Asia; modern China; and modern Japan.

Research interests:
Social and political history of late imperial and modern China; urban history.

Selected Publications:

  • Localities at the Center:·Native-place, Space, and Power in Late Imperial Beijing·(Harvard University Asia Center: Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2005).
  • "Placing the Hundred Days: Native-place Ties and Urban Space" in Rebecca E. Karl and Peter Zarrow, eds.,·Rethinking the 1898 Reform Period : Political and Cultural Change in Late Qing China·(Harvard University Asia Center: Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2002).
  • "The 'Urban Ecology' of Late-Imperial Beijing Reconsidered: The Transformation of Social Space in China's Late Imperial Capital City,"·Journal of Urban History, Vol. 27 No. 1, (Nov. 2000).

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Manu Bhagavan
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 1999

Teaching interests:
Modern South Asia, comparative colonialism and (inter)nationalism, intellectual history, human rights

Research interests:
20th-century India; intellectual history; human rights; (inter)nationalism; constitutional history; postcolonial studies

Selected Publications:

  • The Peacemakers: India and the Quest for One World·(HarperCollins India, February 2012)
  • Sovereign Spheres: Princes, Education and Empire in Colonial India·(Oxford University Press, 2003).
  • Editor,·Heterotopias: Nationalism and the Possibility of History in South Asia.(Oxford University Press, 2010).

Faculty Homepage:
http://manubhagavan.com

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Kellie Carter Jackson
Ph.D., Columbia University

Teaching interests:
African American History; The Abolitionists and American Protest History; Causes and Consequences of the American Civil War; Black Women's History

Research interests:
Abolitionism, Slavery and Emancipation in the United States; Violence and Political Discourse, Comparative History of Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World; Nineteenth and Twentieth Century African American History, Black Women’s History, Historical Film

Selected Publications:

  • Edited Collections
    • Erica L. Ball and Kellie Carter Jackson, eds., Forward by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Reconsidering Roots: Observations on the 40th Anniversary of a TV Mini-Series that changed the Way We Understood American Slavery. In preparation.
  • Articles
    • Carter Jackson, Kellie. "‘Is Viola Davis in it?’: Black Women Actors and the ‘Single Stories’ of Historical Film," Transition, No. 114, Gay Nigeria, 2014 (Indiana University Press on behalf of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute), p. 173-184.
    • Carter Jackson, Kellie. “Violence in Political History: The Challenges of Teaching about the
      Politics of Power and Resistance,” Perspectives on History: Political History Today, May 2011, p. 44-45.

Faculty Homepage:
http://www.kelliecarterjackson.com/

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Eduardo Contreras
Ph.D., The University of Chicago 2008

Teaching interests:
The United States since 1865; U.S. Latino Histories; U.S. Political History; History of Sexuality

Research interests:
Twentieth-century U.S. history; U.S. Latinos; urban politics; race and ethnicity; feminist/queer communities; liberalism and conservatism

Selected Publications:
Latinos in the Liberal City: Politics in San Francisco from the General
Strike to Briggs·
(Manuscript In Progress)

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Donna T. Haverty-Stacke
Ph.D., Cornell University 2003

Teaching interests:
My teaching interests include labor, urban, and cultural history, with a particular focus on late-nineteenth and twentieth-century America.

Research interests:
My research interests include radical and working-class political culture and the history of commemoration and collective memory in America.

Selected Publications:

  • America's Forgotten Holiday: May Day and Nationalism, 1867-1960. (New York University Press 2008).
  • Rethinking U.S. Labor History: Essays on the Working-Class Experience, 1756 - 2009, co-editor with Daniel J. Walkowitz (The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010).
  • "Creative Opposition to Radical America: 1920s Anti-May Day Demonstrations,"Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas·Volume 4: Issue 3 (Fall 2007): 59 - 80.

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Thomas Head
Ph.D., Harvard University 1986

Teaching interests:
Medieval Europe, history of Christianity.

Research interests:
The religious and social history of medieval western Europe; use of art and material culture in doing religious history; pre-modern France.

Selected Publications:

  • Hagiography and the Cult of Saints. The Diocese of Orléans, 800-1200. Cambridge, 1990.
  • Editor,·Medieval Hagiography: An Anthology·(New York: Routledge, 2000).
  • Co-editor with Richard Landes.·The Peace of God: Social Violence and Religious Response in France Around the Year 1000.·(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992).

Faculty Homepage:
http://urban.hunter.cuny.edu/~thead/

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Benjamin Hett
Ph.D., Harvard University 2001

Teaching interests:
Modern European history, especially 20th century Germany, history of law, history of cities, cultural and intellectual history

Research interests:
Criminal law in modern Germany, history of popular
culture, history of Berlin

Selected publications:

  • Crossing Hitler: The Man Who Put the Nazis on the Witness Stand·(Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • Death in the Tiergarten: Murder and Criminal Justice in the Kaiser's Berlin, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004).
  • "The 'Captain of Koepenick' and the Transformation of German Criminal Justice, 1891-1914",·Central European History·36 (1), 2003.

Faculty Homepage:
http://urban.hunter.cuny.edu/~hett

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Elidor Mëhilli
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2011

Teaching interests:
Modern Europe, the Mediterranean, international and global history, the Cold War, urban history

Research interests:
Modern Europe, authoritarian regimes, globalization, integration and disintegration, development

Selected publications:

  • Socialist Encounters: Albania and the Transnational Eastern Bloc in the 1950s,” in Patryk Babiracki and Kenyon Zimmer (eds.), Cold War Crossings: International Travel and Exchange Across the Soviet Bloc, 1940s–1960s (University of Texas Press: 2014), pp. 107-133. Awarded Webb-Smith Prize (2011).
  • The Socialist Design: Urban Dilemmas in Postwar Europe and the Soviet Union,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 13:3 (Summer 2012): 639-669.
  • Defying De-Stalinization: Albania’s 1956,” Journal of Cold War Studies 13:4 (Fall 2011): 4-56.

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Daniel Hurewitz
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles 2001

Teaching interests:
20th-century US history; queer history; politics of sexuality; urban history

Research interests:
Cultural roots of identity politics; emergence of a gay rights movement; politics of homophobia; history of Los Angeles and New York

Selected Publications:

  • Bohemian Los Angeles and the Making of Modern Politics·(University of California Press, 2007).
  • “Goody-Goodies, Sissies, and Long-Hairs: The Dangerous Figures in 1930s Los Angeles Political Culture,” Journal of Urban History 33 (2006) 26-50.
  • “Sexuality Scholarship as a Foundation for Change:·Lawrence v. Texas and the Impact of the Historians’ Brief,"·Health and Human Rights·7 (2004).

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Karen Kern
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1999

Teaching interests:
History of the Modern Middle East, including the Ottoman Empire; Middle East women’s history; comparative imperialism and nationalism.

Research interests:
Social history of the late Ottoman Empire; the history of Ottoman law; the courts and legal culture; comparative citizenship and national identity in the late 19th and early 20thc.

Selected publications:

  • “Provincial-State relations: the kaymakam, the notables and ‘milk marriage’ in late Ottoman Birecik"·The Turkish Studies Association Journal, 29 (October 2011): 35-67.
  • Imperial Citizenship. Marriage and Citizenship in the Ottoman Frontier Provinces of Iraq·(Syracuse University Press, “Gender and Globalization,” series, 2011).
  • “ ‘They are unknown to us:’ the Ottomans, the Mormons and the Protestants in the late Ottoman Empire,” in·American Missionaries and the Middle East: Foundational Encounters, Mehmet Ali Dogan and Heather Sharkey (eds.) (Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, Fall 2010): 122-63.

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Dániel Margócsy
Ph.D., Harvard University 2009

Teaching interests:
Early modern Europe, history of science, early modern globalization

Research interests:
The scientific revolution, the Dutch Golden Age, material and visual culture

Selected publications:

  • "'Refer to folio and number:' Encyclopedias, the Exchange of Curiosities and Practices of Identification before Linnaeus."·Journal of the History of Ideas(71/1). 2010. 63-89.
  • "Advertising Cadavers in the Republic of Letters: Anatomical Publications in Early Modern Netherlands."·British Journal for the History of Science·(42/2). 2009. 187-210.
  • "The Camel's Head: Representing Unseen Animals in Sixteenth-Century Europe."Netherlands Yearbook of Art History·(61) 2011: 35-52.

Faculty Homepage:
http://sites.google.com/site/margocsy2

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Bernadette McCauley
Ph.D., Columbia University 1992

Teaching interests:
U.S. history survey; Immigration; Healthcare and Social Welfare; Social reform

Research interests:
The history of Women Religious, American Catholicism, Education, Healthcare and Social Welfare in the United States.

Selected publications:

  • “Apart and Among: Sisters in the Lives of Catholic New Yorkers,” in Terry Golway Ed.,·Catholics in New York: Society, Culture and Politics, 1808-1946, (Fordham University Press, 2008): 95-108.
  • Who Shall Take Care of Our Sick?: Roman Catholic Sisterhoods and the Development of Catholic Hospitals in New York City·(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005).
  • “’Their Lives are Little Known’: Nuns and American Reform,"·Prospects·29 (Winter 2004): 219-229.

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Mary Roldán
Ph.D., Harvard University 1992

Teaching interests:
Latin America, social, political and cultural history, narcotics trafficking, contemporary violence, 20th century art and politics, urban history and media.

Research interests:
Media, society and politics in Colombia; violence and state formation; peace initiatives; comparative urban social and cultural history

Selected publications:

  • Blood and Fire: La Violencia in Antioquia, Colombia, 1946-1953 (Duke University Press, 2002). Spanish edition:·A Sangre y Fuego·(Bogotá: ICANH and Fondo para la Promoción de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, 2003)
  • “Cambio de Armas”: Negotiating Alternatives to Violence in the Oriente Antioqueño” in Virginia Bouvier, ed.,Colombia: Building Peace in a Time of War·(United States Peace Institute, 2009)
  • “End of Discussion: Violence, Participatory Democracy, and the Limits of Dissent in Colombia” in Desmond Arias and Daniel Goldstein, eds.,·Violent Pluralisms in Latin America·(Duke University Press, spring 2010)

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Jonathan Rosenberg
Ph.D., Harvard University 1997

Teaching interests:
In addition to teaching History 152, Professor Rosenberg has taught upper-division classes on post-1945 U.S. history and on the Vietnam War. His courses devote considerable attention to the civil rights movement and to the implications (domestic and international) of American engagement with the world.

Research interests:
Civil rights history; the interconnection between civil rights and international affairs; how American engagement with the world has informed social, cultural, and political life in the United States.

Selected Publications:
"How Far the Promised Land?: World Affairs and the American Civil Rights Movement from the First World War to Vietnam"·(Princeton University Press, 2006).

Co-editor with Zachary Karabell.·Kennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The Civil Rights Tapes·(W.W. Norton, 2003).

Co-editor with John Lewis Gaddis, Ernest May, and Philip Gordon,·Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945(OxfordUniversity Press, 1999).

Faculty Homepage:
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/history/pages/profs/Rosenberg.html

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Laura Schor
Ph.D., University of Rochester 1974

Teaching interests:
History of modern France; modern European Jewish history; European women's history; biography and history.

Research interests:
Palestine during the British Mandate; Women in Modern France.

Selected Publications :

  • Women and the Making of the Working Class·( Montreal: Eden Press, 1976).
  • The Odyssey of Flora Tristan·(NY: Peter Lang, 1989).
  • The Life and Legacy of Betty de Rothschild·(NY: Peter Lang, 2006).

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Robert M. Seltzer
Ph.D., Columbia University 1970

Teaching interests:
History of the Jews and Jewish Tradition, world history, European intellectual history.

Research interests:
Modern Jewish intellectual history, Jewish historiography, the philosophy of history and historical methodologies.

Selected Publications:

  • Jewish People, Jewish Thought: The Jewish Experience in History·(New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1980. Portuguese trans., 2 vols. Rio de Janiero, 1990; Chinese trans., Shanghai, 1992. (2nd edition in progress).
  • Co-editor·The Americanization of the Jews·(New York: New York University Press, 1995).
  • Simon Drubnow's 'New Judaism': Diaspora Nationalism and the World History of the Jews. (Boston: Brill, 2014).

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Iryna Vushko
Ph.D., Yale University 2008

Teaching interests:
Modern Eastern Europe; Modern Russia; Soviet Union; comparative history of empires (Russian and Austrian); interwar Europe.

Research interests:
The Austrian Empire and successor states; imperial borderlands; modern administration; nationalism; conflict and coexistence in interwar Europe.

Selected Publications :

  • “Z?ote ?niwa: debates surrounding Jan Gross’s new book in Poland."·Ukraina Moderna·Vol. 19 (December 2012): 211-225.
  • “Between Vienna, St. Petersburg and Warsaw: August Lobkowitz in Galicia, 1826-1832."·Central Europe·Vol. 9, No. 2 (November 2011): 108-24.
  • “Bureaucracy, Enlightenment and Habsburg Central Europe: Joseph Brigido and Austrian Bureaucracy in Galicia, 1777-1794"·East European Politics and Societies·Vol. 25, No. 4 (November 2011): 792 - 812.

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Retired Faculty and Professors Emeriti

Naomi Cohen
Margaret Crahan
Dolores Greenberg
Dorothy Helly
J. Michael Turner
Nancy Siraisi
Michael Luther
Marta Petrusewicz

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