American University's Department of History encourages interdisciplinary study, individually designed programs, and close contact between faculty and students. Our outstanding faculty is dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and helping students use the matchless resources of Washington, D.C.
Tatehona Kelly (history major) was accepted to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Professor Max Paul Friedman is a 2013-2014 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and the 2014 American University Scholar/Teacher of the Year.
Johanna Neuman (ABD, PhD program) received a Klingenstein Fellowship at the New York Historical Society, and a travel-to-collection grant from Smith College.
Zach Kopin (BA/MA program) received a 2014 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Award.
Professors Richard Breitman and Allan Lichtman's book, FDR and the Jews, was announced as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History.
Professor Michael Brenner was elected International President of the Leo Baeck Institute.