History Faculty

Shane Bjornlie, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
B.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University
Teaching: History of the Roman Republic and Empire; History of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; Urban History in Ancient and Medieval Europe; Roman Social History; Historiography and Archaeology of Decline and Fall of Empires ,
Research: Intersections of rhetorical representation and historical reality in Late Antiquity (4th-6th centuries); empire theory and concepts of decline and fall; cultural continuity and discontinuity from the Roman to the Carolingian empire; politics and economics,
shane.bjornlie@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 621-8840, Kravis Center 208


Lisa Forman Cody, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Teaching: Britain, 1500-1945; France, 1700-1945; Visual Culture; Women, Gender, and Sex Roles; Medicine and Science ,
Research: I am currently working on a book-length project entitled "The Pursuit of Happiness: Female Independence in the Age of American Revolution." , My book, Birthing the Nation: Sex, Science, and the Conception of Britons (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) will be released in paperback July 2008. The book has won the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Best First Book Prize for 2005; Phi Al, ...
lisa.cody@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-2830, Kravis Center 206


Glen Cooper, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Columbia University, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Teaching: Middle East History, History of Science in Islam, ...
Research: History of Medicine, Astronomy, and Astrology in the Classical, Byzantine, Islamic, and Latin European civilizations, Ninth Century Abbasid Intellectual History, ...
Glen.Cooper@ClaremontMcKenna.edu , (909) 607-7040, Kravis Center 211


Heather Ferguson, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Assistant Professor
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Masters of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies, 1999
Teaching: Middle East/Ottoman Empire, Islamic World, ...
Research: Structures of Power and Discourses of Authority; Intersection of Ethics and Politics; Comparative Systems of Governmentality; Archival Histories; Mediterranean Identities; Theories of Empire; Greater Syria and Lebanon under Ottoman Rule.,
hferguson@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3814, Kravis Center 203


Lily Geismer, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Brown University
lgeismer@cmc.edu , (909) 607-2933, Kravis Center 210


Gary Hamburg, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Otto M. Behr Professor of European History
A.B., Stanford University, 1972; A.M., Stanford University, 1978; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1978. Study Abroad, St. Petersburg University and Moscow University.
Teaching: Modern Russian History, 1700 to Present; Russian and European Intellectual History, 1700 to Present; Islam and Islamic Political Movements,
Research: Russian Intellectual History, 1700 to 1917; Russian Politics from Peter the Great to the Present; European Intellectual History since the Enlightenment; Modern Islam,
gary.hamburg@cmc.edu , (909) 607-9679, Kravis Center 209


Ian Hopper, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Ian.Hopper@ClaremontMcKenna.edu , (909) 607-1568, Kravis Center 212


Nita Kumar, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Professor and Chair of the History Department
B.A., University of Lucknow, India; M.A., University of Bridgeport; M.Phil., Jawaharial Nehru University, India; Ph.D., University of Chicago; Lecturer, University of Chicago; Mellon Fellow and Assistant Professor, Brown University; Associate Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India; Fulbright Fellow, Yale University; Professor, Brandeis University; Reed College; University of Michigan. (On leave, second semester.)
Teaching: Modernity, urbanism, everyday life, historiography, caste, class, community, gender, women, children, education, literature and art.,
Research: Artisans, work and leisure; women & gender; methodology of History and Anthropology; activism and management; education, families, communities' the intellectual history of India; contemporary education in India.,
nita.kumar@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-0490, Kravis Center 211


Charles A. Lofgren, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Professor of American History and Politics
A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University
Teaching: American Constitutional History; Recent American Politics; Introductory U.S. History,
Research: War, Foreign Relations, and the U.S. Constitution; the Constitutional History of Race in the United States,
charles.lofgren@cmc.edu , (909) 607-2931, Kravis Center 234


Wendy Lower, Ph.D. -- read full profile


John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow
B.A. (1987) Hamilton College, Clinton NY Ph.D. (1999) American University, Washington DC
Teaching: Holocaust History, Genocide Studies, Women's History, Eastern Europe-Ukraine, War Crimes Trials, Nazism and Stalinism,
Research: Holocaust History Human Rights History Genocide Studies,
wendy.lower@cmc.edu , (909) 607-4688, Kravis Center 218


Albert L. Park, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Chicago
Teaching: Modern Korean History, 1875-Present; Colonialism and Korea: Power, Culture and Modernity; Japan in the World: Modern Japanese History; Japanese Empire; Civilizations of East Asia to 1800; Utopianism and Political Imagination in East Asia; Nature, Environm,
Research: Modern Korean and East Asian intellectual and social history; relationship between economic structures and cultural and religious structures; questions and issues on modernity and globalization,
albert.park@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3931, Kravis Center 205


Jonathan Petropoulos, Ph.D. -- read full profile


John V. Croul Professor of European History
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1983); A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University (1990)
Teaching: German History, Art and politics, ...
Research: National Socialism, Art looting, ...
jpetropoulos@cmc.edu , (909) 607-2775, Kravis Center 207


Arthur L. Rosenbaum, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
arthur.rosenbaum@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-7985, Kravis Center 213


Sarah Sarzynski, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Assistant Professor
ssarzynski@cmc.edu , (909) 607-1243, Kravis Center 215


Diana Selig, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Kingsley Croul Associate Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Teaching: Modern America; Great Depression and World War II; women and politics; gender and society; reform movements; families; schooling,
Research: Modern United States; social science; ethnicity and race; immigration; education; cultural exchange; America in the world ,
diana.selig@claremontmckenna.edu , (909) 607-3396, Kravis Center 204


Tamara Venit-Shelton, Ph.D. -- read full profile


Associate Professor
B.A. Amherst College M.A., Ph.D. Stanford University
Teaching: Nineteenth-Century United States History, American West, environment, race, ethnicity, and immigration,
Research: Social and political movements in California and the American West, with an emphasis on the intersection between race and environment; Gilded Age and Progressive Era political economy and culture,
tamara.venit-shelton@cmc.edu , (909) 607-3855, Kravis Center 218