Faculty

Elinor Accampo, Professor of History
Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley

Research Specialities: Nineteenth and twentieth century French social and cultural history, history of the working class, history of the family, women, gender and feminism; biography; cultural history of disease.
Office: SOS 153
Phone: (213)740-1657
Email: accampo@college.usc.edu
Richard Antaramian, Turpanjian Early Career Chair in Contemporary Armenian Studies and Assistant Professor of History

Email: antarami@usc.edu
Marjorie Becker, Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. , Yale University

Research Specialities: Mexican revolution and counter-revolution, race in the Americas, gender, time including "ghost time," Frida Kahlo, Octavio Paz, Juan Rulfo, innovative historical writing, magical realism, the politicization of Mexican dance, the dances of Mexican politics, the multi-faceted worlds of Mexico's Tarascan indigenous population, the gendered, revolutionary worlds of the poetry of Octavio Paz, the histories of Macon Georgia Jews.
Office: SOS 269
Phone: (213)740-1674
Email: mbecker@usc.edu
Lisa Bitel, Professor of History and Religion
Ph.D. History, Harvard University

Research Specialities: Medieval European history, history of Christianity, religious studies, women's and gender history, Irish history, Celtic literatures and cultures, art and archaeology of medieval Europe, visual and material culture of pre-modern Europe
Office: SOS 282
Phone: (213)821-2150
Email: bitel@usc.edu
Daniela Bleichmar, Associate Professor of Art History and History
Ph.D. History, Princeton University

Research Specialities: Early Modern Europe, especially visual and material culture, global exchanges, science, and print; Spanish Empire/Colonial Latin America; History of Collecting and Display
Office: VKC 351
Phone: (213)821-6384
Email: bleichma@usc.edu
William Deverell, Professor of History
Ph.D. History, Princeton University

Office: SOS 274
Phone: (213)740-1676
Email: deverell@usc.edu
Alice Echols, Barbra Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies and Professor of History and Gender Studies
Ph.D. History, University of Michigan

Research Specialities: Professor Echols is a specialist in the culture and politics of the U.S. from the post-WW2 era through the 1970's. Her research interests include the popular music and social movements of the long Sixties; the transnational circulation of musical ideas and idioms; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; memory, subjectivity, and class in modern American history.
Office: THH 404F
Phone: (213)821-1163
Email: echols@usc.edu
Philip Ethington, Professor of History, Political Science and Spatial Sciences
Ph.D. , Stanford University

Research Specialities: Urban, political, social and cultural history; Global history of cities, digital humanities, visual culture, intellectual history, theory of history.
Office: SOS 268
Phone: (213)740-1669
Email: philipje@usc.edu
Richard Fox, Professor of History
Ph.D. History, Stanford University

Office: SOS 283
Phone: (213)821-0991
Email: rfox@usc.edu
Jason Glenn, Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. Medieval History, University of California, Berkeley

Office: SOS 163
Phone: (213)740-1664
Email: jkglenn@usc.edu
G Clinton Godart, Assistant Professor of History, Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ph.D. History, University of Chicago

Research Specialities: Modern Japanese History, Intellectual History of Japan, History of Science, Buddhism in Modern Japan
Office: SOS 153
Phone: (213)740-1657
Email: godart@usc.edu
Joshua Goldstein, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ph.D. Modern Chinese History, University of California, San Diego

Research Specialities: Modern and Contemporary Chinese History; Urban and Environmental Studies; Drama and Performance Studies.
Office: SOS 260
Phone: (213)821-2603
Email: jlgoldst@usc.edu
Wolf Gruner, Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History
Ph.D. History, Technical University Berlin
Ph.D. i.e. Habilitation History, Technical University Berlin

Research Specialities: The History of the Holocaust and other genocides, comparative history of mass violence and its resistance, racial and state discrimination against indigenous populations, especially in Latin America. Currently research on individual Jewish resistance and defiance during the Holocaust
Office: SOS 262
Phone: (213)740-1668
Email: gruner@usc.edu
Sarah Gualtieri, Associate Professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity
Ph.D. Middle East History, University of Chicago

Research Specialities: Arab American Studies, Diasporas, Race and Ethnicity, Revolution and Occupation.
Office: SOS 165
Phone: (213)740-5374
Email: gualtier@college.usc.edu
Karen Halttunen, Professor of History
Ph.D. , Yale University

Research Specialities: 19th Century Cultural and Intellectual History of the US, Early American History.
Office: SOS 164
Phone: (213)740-1682
Email: halttune@usc.edu
Kyung Moon Hwang, Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Research Specialities: Modern transformation of Korea.
Office: SOS 279
Phone: (213)740-1672
Email: khwang@usc.edu
Lon Kurashige, Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. American History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Specialities: (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994) Associate Professor of History and ASE: Asian-American history; Japanese American; ethnic identity politics.
Office: SOS 264
Phone: (213)740-1666
Email: kurashig@usc.edu
Paul Lerner, Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. History, Columbia University

Office: SOS 276
Phone: (213)740-1653
Email: plerner@usc.edu
Peter Mancall, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the Early Modern Studies Institute and Professor of History and Anthropology
Ph.D. History, Harvard University

Research Specialities: Peter C. Mancall is a historian of early North America, the early modern Atlantic World, and Native American history. He has written five books, edited nine others, and has written for American Heritage and the Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as historical journals, and his work has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
Office: SOS 284
Phone: (213)821-2151
Email: mancall@usc.edu
Maria-Elena Martinez, Associate Professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity
Ph.D. Latin American History, University of Chicago

Office: SOS 270
Phone: (213)740-1675
Email: martinem@dornsife.usc.edu
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. , Columbia University

Office: SOS 167
Phone: (213)740-1670
Email: perlrose@usc.edu
Joan Piggott, Gordon L. MacDonald Chair in History and Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ph.D. History, Stanford University

Research Specialities: premodern historical studies: Japan and East Asia; monarchy, family history, and church-state relations
Office: SOS 168
Phone: (213)821-5872
Email: joanrp@usc.edu
Azade-Ayse Rorlich, Professor of History and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ph.D. History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Specialities: Russia/USSR/Eurasia : modernity studies, identity, gender, visual culture.
Office: SOS 258
Phone: (213)740-1665
Email: arorlich@usc.edu
Steve Ross, Professor of History
Ph.D. History, Princeton University

Research Specialities: (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1980) Professor of History: US social, labor, popular culture, film history, politics, and political extremism.
Office: SOS 172
Phone: (213)740-1681
Email: sjross@usc.edu
Ramzi Rouighi, Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. History, Columbia University

Office: SOS 256
Phone: (213)821-3126
Email: rouighi@usc.edu
George Sanchez, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History
Ph.D. History, Stanford University

Research Specialities: (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1989) Professor of ASE and History: Chicano/a immigration, American West.
Office: ADM 304
Phone: (213)740-2531
Email: georges@usc.edu
Vanessa Schwartz, Professor of History and Art History
Ph.D. History, University of California, Berkeley

Research Specialities: Modern Visual Culture, especially film; photojournalism; Modern Europe, France; Urban History, Paris, Aviation, Jets, Airports.
Office: SOS 170
Phone: (213)740-8494
Email: vschwart@usc.edu
Nayan Shah, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History
Ph.D. History, University of Chicago

Research Specialities: (Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1995) Asian American Studies; Gender, LGBT and Queer Studies; 19th and 20th century U.S. and Canadian Western History; Medical and Public Health History, Law, Social Justice and Social
Office: KAP 462
Phone: (213)740-2426
Email: nayansha@usc.edu
Brett Sheehan, Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. Modern Chinese History, University of California, Berkeley

Research Specialities: Modern China, economy and society, money and banking, business
Office: SOS 173
Phone: (213)821-3128
Email: bsheehan@usc.edu
Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting
Ph.D. , Magdalene College, Cambridge University

Office: SOS 153
Phone: (213)740-1657
Email: soll@usc.edu
Kevin Starr, University Professor and Professor of History, and Policy, Planning, and Development
Ph.D. English and American Literature, Harvard University

Office: SOS 175
Phone: (213)821-2595
Email: kstarr@usc.edu
Diana Williams, Assistant Professor of History

Research Specialities: 19th Century North America; law; race; gender; sexuality
Office: SOS 277
Phone: (213)740-9325
Email: diana.williams@usc.edu
Francille Wilson, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History
Ph.D. American History, University of Pennsylvania

Research Specialities: 19th-20th Century African American history; labor; race; gender
Office: KAP 450C
Phone: (213)740-1667
Email: frwilson@usc.edu
  • Department of History
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  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
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