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  1. Laura Beers, Associate Professor

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    Professor Beers's research focuses on modern Britain. She is particularly interested in the ways in which politics both influences and is shaped by cultural and social life, and in the role of the mass media in modern society. Her first book, Your Br… More

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    (202) 885-6379

  2. Michael Brenner, Distinguished Historian in Residence and Director, Center for Israel Studies

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    Michael Brenner is the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies and directs AU’s Center for Israel Studies. He received his PhD at Columbia University and taught previously at Indiana and Brandeis Universities. Since 1997 he has been Prof… More

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    (202) 885-2752

  3. Sarah Correnti, Senior Administrative Assistant

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    (202) 885-2402

  4. Mary Ellen Curtin, Associate Professor

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    Mary Ellen Curtin has a Ph.d from Duke University and is a historian of modern African American and women's social and political history. Her first book Black Prisoners and Their World documented the experiences of black convict laborers in the South… More

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    (202) 885-6998

  5. Andrew Demshuk, Assistant Professor

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    Professor Demshuk specializes in modern Central European history, with emphasis on the influence of memory and ethnic cleansing in the post-1945 German states and Poland. His first monograph, "The Lost German East: Forced Migration and the Politics o… More

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  6. Anton Fedyashin, Director of the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History

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    Anton Fedyashin received his BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, where he studied the Great Books. He completed an MA at Harvard University in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies and went on to defend his doctoral dissertation … More

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    (202) 885-6381

  7. Eileen Findlay, Professor

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    Eileen Findlay graduated from Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she held a Jacob Javits fellowship. Her latest book, 'We Are Left Without a Father Here': Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Post-War Puerto Rico wa… More

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    (202) 885-6264

  8. Max Paul Friedman, Professor

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    Max Paul Friedman specializes in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations. A graduate of Oberlin College and U.C. Berkeley, he was a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow and has taught at Boulder, Buenos Aires, Tallahassee, and Cologne. His first book, Nazi… More

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    (202) 885-2154

  9. Mary Giandrea, Assistant Professor

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    Mary Frances Giandrea is the author of Episcopal Culture in Late Anglo-Saxon England, the first full-length study of the many roles, both secular and religious, of bishops in tenth and eleventh-century England. Her research interests include Anglo-Sa… More

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    (202) 885-2752

  10. Kate Haulman, Associate Professor

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    Kate Haulman researches and teaches early North American and American women's and gender history. She is the author of The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2011), winner of the Berkshire Conferenc… More

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    (202) 885-2417

  11. Justin Jacobs, Assistant Professor

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    Justin Jacobs is a historian of modern China. His research concerns the northwestern Chinese borderlands, comparative Eurasian empires, and the historical politics of archaeological expeditions. He is the author of Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese Sta… More

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    (202) 885-2170

  12. Daniel Kerr, Associate Professor

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    Dan Kerr, the director of American University's public history program, specializes in the fields of community history, oral history, and public history. The projects he has initiated, including the Cleveland Homeless Oral History Project, the Shena… More

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    (202) 885-2161

  13. Alan Kraut, University Professor

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    Alan M. Kraut is University Professor of History and an affiliate faculty member of the School of International Service. He is also a Non-resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute. Currently, he is the President of the Organization of America… More

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    (202) 885-2410

  14. Peter Kuznick, Professor

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    Peter Kuznick, Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, is author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America (University of Chicago Press), co-author with Akira Kimur… More

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    (202) 885-2408

  15. Lisa Leff, Professor

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    Lisa Leff is a historian of 19th and 20th century Europe whose research focuses on Jews in France. Her first book, Sacred Bonds of Solidarity (Stanford UP, 2006), examines the rise of Jewish international aid in 19th century France. Her second book, … More

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    (202) 885-6377

  16. Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor

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    Allan J. Lichtman received his PhD from Harvard University in 1973 with a specialty in modern American history and quantitative methods. He became an Assistant Professor of History at American University in 1973 and a Full Professor in 1980. He was t… More

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    (202) 885-2411

  17. Eric Lohr, Professor and Susan E. Carmel Chair of Russian History and Culture

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    Eric Lohr is Chair of the History Department and author of Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign Against Enemy Aliens during World War I (Harvard Universit… More

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    (202) 885-2464

  18. Pamela Nadell, Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History

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    Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History and is Director of the Jewish Studies Program. A specialist in American Jewish history and women’s history, she teaches a variety of courses in Jewish civilization. Her … More

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    (202) 885-2425

  19. Pedram Partovi, Assistant Professor

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    Pedram Partovi is a historian of the medieval and modern Muslim world. His current research focuses on the history of youth movements and their role in creating and disrupting the political order in Iran and the wider Middle East. This project spring… More

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    (202) 885-6746

  20. Gautham Rao, Assistant Professor

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    Gautham Rao is a legal historian of revolutionary America and the Early American Republic. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Samu… More

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    (202) 885-6745

  21. Theresa Runstedtler, Department Chair, Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies Collaborative

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    Theresa Runstedtler is the Chair of the Critical Race, Gender and Culture Studies Collaborative. She is a scholar of African American history whose research focuses on black popular culture and black internationalism. She is the author of Jack Johnso… More

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    (202) 885-6991

  22. Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska, Assistant Professor

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    Malgorzata J. Rymsza-Pawlowska is the Associate Director of AU's public history graduate program. She is a cultural historian of the 19th and 20th century U.S. Her research interests include public history, museum, studies, digital humanities, media … More

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    (202) 885-2405

  23. April Shelford, Associate Professor

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    April G. Shelford is an intellectual historian of early modern Europe. Her article “Thinking Geometrically in Pierre-Daniel Huet’s Demonstratio evangelica (1679)” won the Selma Forkosch prize for best article published in the Journal of the History o… More

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    (202) 885-2613

  24. Elke Stockreiter, Assistant Professor

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    Elke Stockreiter is a historian of modern Africa. Her research and teaching interests include the histories of colonialism, gender, race, and slavery in Africa and the Indian Ocean World. Trained as an Africanist and Arabist, her research explores th… More

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    (202) 885-6740

  25. Katharina Vester, Associate Professor

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    Katharina Vester is Assistant Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C. She specializes in cultural theory, transnational studies, and the dynamics of power in everyday practices. She was Assistant Professor of American Studies … More

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    (202) 885-2409