People

  • faculty

  • Angus Burgin

    Associate Professor

    • burgin@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 304
    • 410-516-7575
    • Research Interests: 20th-century United States, political history, intellectual history, and history of capitalism
    • Education: PhD, Harvard University
  • Christopher S. Celenza

    James B. Knapp Dean and Professor of History and Classics

  • N. D. B. Connolly

    Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History

    • nconnol2@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 390
    • Research Interests: Twentieth-century America, racism, capitalism, urban and suburban history, and African diaspora
    • Education: PhD, University of Michigan
  • Mary Fissell

    Professor; joint appointment with the History of Medicine

    • mfissell@jhu.edu
    • 369B Gilman; 308 Welch Library, East Baltimore campus
    • 410-955-3662
    • Research Interests: Early-modern medicine, the patient's perspective in the history of medicine, gender, sexuality, and the history of the body, popular culture, and books and reading in early modern England and the Atlantic world
    • Education: PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • François Furstenberg

    Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

    • f.furstenberg@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 306
    • Research Interests: United States, c. 18th and 19th centuries and French Atlantic
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jules Gill-Peterson

    Associate Professor

    • jgillpe1@jhu.edu
    • On Leave: Academic Year 2023-24
    • Gilman 392
    • Research Interests: Transgender history, history of sexuality, gender and race, and history of science and medicine
    • Education: PhD, Rutgers University
  • Didier Gondola

    Professor

    • cgondol1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338C
    • Research Interests: Popular cultures, masculinities, 20th-century African Diaspora, and the social impact of Chinese commodities on urban Africa
    • Education: PhD, Université Paris
  • Victoria Harms

    Senior Lecturer

    • vharms1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 342
    • Research Interests: 20th and 21st- century European history, Cold War, sports history, racism, democracy and backsliding
    • Education: PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Katie Hindmarch-Watson

    Assistant Professor

    • katie.hw@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 318
    • Research Interests: Modern Britain and the British Empire, urban space, gender and sexuality, and labor and technology
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Louis R. Hyman

    Dorothy Ross Professor of Political Economy in History and Professor at the SNF Agora Institute

    • louishyman@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 319
    • Research Interests: U.S. history, capitalism, financial, economic, labor, business, consumer, policy history, and quantitative methods
    • Education: PhD, Harvard University
  • Lawrence Jackson

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History

    • ljacks60@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 26
    • 410-516-1103
    • Research Interests: African American Literature, Literary History, Biography, and American History
  • Peter Jelavich

    Professor

    • jelavich@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 370
    • Research Interests: Cultural and intellectual history of Europe since the Enlightenment, with emphasis on Germany, popular culture, mass culture, and the media, and modern social and cultural theory
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • Jessica Marie Johnson (she/her/ella)

    Associate Professor

    • jmj@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 372
    • Research Interests: Women, gender, and sexuality in the African diaspora, histories of slavery and the slave trade, and digital history and new media
    • Education: PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Martha S. Jones (she/her/hers)

    Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, Professor at the SNF Agora Institute

    • msjonz@jhu.edu
    • On Leave: Academic Year 2023-24
    • Gilman 320
    • Research Interests: Race and rights in the 19th century U.S. with an emphasis on slavery, law, gender, and visual culture
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • H. Yumi Kim

    Assistant Professor

    • h.yumikim@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 330A
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century Japan and Korea, medicine and religion, folk culture, colonialism, and the history of women and gender
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Michael Kwass

    Professor and Diversity Champion

    • kwass@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338A
    • Research Interests: Early Modern France and French Empire, French Revolution, political economy, capitalism, and globalization
    • Education: PhD, University of Michigan
  • Anne E. Lester

    John W. Baldwin and Jenny Jochens Associate Professor of Medieval History and Director of Graduate Studies

    • alester5@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 322
    • Research Interests: Medieval Europe, Materialities, Crusade Cultures, Religious Movements and Monasticism, Women and Gender, Law and Society, Urban Life and the Environment
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • Julian Lim

    Associate Research Professor

    • jlim82@jhu.edu
    • On Leave: Academic Year 2023-24
    • Gilman 330B
    • Research Interests: Immigration, North American Borders and Borderlands, Race; Law, U.S. West, Pacific World, 19th-20th century U.S. History, and U.S. Expansion and Empire
    • Education: PhD, Cornell University
  • James Loeffler

    Felix Posen Professor in Modern Jewish History

    • jloeffl6@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 394
    • Research Interests: Modern Jewish History, Global Eastern Europe, Cultural and Legal History, Antisemitism, Human Rights, Genocide, and International Law
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Casey Lurtz (she/her)

    Assistant Professor

    • lurtz@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 330G
    • Research Interests: Modern Mexico and Latin America more broadly, rural and agricultural history, commodities, history of development, economic history, and Atlantic history
    • Education: PhD, University of Chicago
  • Pawel Maciejko

    Associate Professor, Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Chair in Classical Jewish Religion, Thought, and Culture

    • pmaciej1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338F
    • Research Interests: Early modern history, Jewish history, intellectual history, and East-Central Europe
    • Education: DPhil, University of Oxford
  • Minkah Makalani

    Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Africana Studies

    • mmakala1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 326
    • Research Interests: Intellectual history, black internationalism, political theory, Caribbean independence, Black Power, race and racial identity, and artistry
    • Education: PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • John Marshall

    Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History

    • jmarsha2@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 330E
    • 410-516-0458
    • Research Interests: Early Modern British and Early Modern British Imperial History, Early Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History, and the History of Political Thought
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Laura Mason

    Teaching Professor

    • lmason@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 344
    • Research Interests: French Revolution, democracy and violence, cultural history and media, history and film, and French film
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • Tobie Meyer-Fong

    Professor and Department Chair

    • tmeyerf@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 330C
    • Research Interests: East Asia, especially social and cultural history of China since 1600
    • Education: PhD, Stanford University
  • Shani Mott

    Lecturer

    • smott2@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 230
    • 410-516-7659
    • Education: PhD, University of Michigan
  • Rao Mohsin Ali Noor

    Assistant Professor

    • rnoor3@jhu.edu
    • On Leave: Spring 2024
    • Gilman 314
    • Research Interests: Early Modern Ottoman Empire, Islam, Sufism, Occultism, the Body, the Senses, and Kingship
    • Education: PhD, University of Chicago
  • Sarah Pearsall

    Professor

    • spearsa1@jhu.edu
    • On Leave: Spring 2024
    • Gilman 302
    • Research Interests: Early American history, American Revolution, Atlantic history, Caribbean history, gender, households, and sexualities
    • Education: PhD, Harvard University
  • Erin Rowe (she/her)

    Professor

    • erowe1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338G
    • Research Interests: Early modern Spain, the Mediterranean, saints and sanctity, and women and gender
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • William Rowe

    John and Diane Cooke Professor of Chinese History

    • wtrowe@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 324
    • 410-516-7580
    • Research Interests: Modern East Asia, especially socioeconomic, urban history
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Todd Shepard

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor

    • tshep75@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 316
    • Research Interests: Modern France and French empire, decolonization, and gender and sexuality
    • Education: PhD, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Elizabeth Thornberry

    Associate Professor

    • thornberry@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338E
    • Research Interests: History of gender, sexuality, empire, and law in Southern Africa and across the continent
    • Education: PhD, Stanford University
  • Sasha Turner

    Associate Professor

    • sturner@jhu.edu
    • On Leave: Spring 2024
    • Gilman 338B
    • Research Interests: Caribbean and African Diaspora social and cultural histories, women and children, the body and emotions, reproduction, nursing, midwifery, and community health care
    • Education: PhD, University of Cambridge
  • Leah Wright Rigueur

    SNF Agora Institute Associate Professor of History

    • lwrigh62@jhu.edu
    • On Leave: Academic Year 2023-24
    • Gilman 348
    • Research Interests: 20th Century United States political and social history, Modern African American history, with an emphasis on race and political ideology, the American Presidency and presidential elections, policies and civil rights movements, and protest and unrest in the United States
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • research professors

  • Tamer el-Leithy

    Research Assistant Professor

    • tamer.elleithy@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Social & Cultural History of the Medieval Middle East and Mediterranean, History of Religious Difference, Arabic and Judeo-Arabic documents, the Cairo Geniza, and Arabic Documentary Cultures
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • Louis Galambos

    Louis Galambos

    Research Professor

    • galambos@jhu.edu
    • Group/Lab Website
    • Research Interests: Economic, business, and political history of the United States with emphasis on institutional change in the period since 1880
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • postdoctoral fellows

  • Blake Grindon (she/her)

    Patrick Henry Postdoctoral Fellow

    • bgrindo1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338D
    • Research Interests: The American Revolution, African American History, Canadian History, Cultural History, Early America, French and British Imperialism, Military History, Native American History, History of Slavery, History of Race, and Visual and Material Culture
    • Education: PhD, Princeton University
  • emeritus professors

  • Sara Berry

    Sara Berry

    Professor Emerita

  • Jeffrey Brooks

    Professor Emeritus

    • Brooksjp@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Russian culture and politics 19th-20th century, Russian literature and history, Russian popular culture, and the Cold War
    • Education: PhD, Stanford University
  • Toby Ditz

    Toby Ditz

    Professor Emerita and Academy Professor

    • toby.ditz@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: History of early America and the Atlantic world, cultural history, and the history of women, gender, and masculinity
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Michael P. Johnson

    Michael P. Johnson

    Professor Emeritus

    • mpj3511@gmail.com
    • Greenhouse 112
    • Research Interests: Nineteenth-century United States history with emphasis on slavery and the South
    • Education: PhD, Stanford University
  • Richard Kagan

    Richard Kagan

    Academy Professor and Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus of History

  • Franklin W. Knight

    Franklin W. Knight

    Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor Emeritus of History

    • fknight@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Latin American and Caribbean social and economic history with an emphasis on the late colonial period, American slave systems, and the modern Caribbean
    • Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • Ruth Leys

    Ruth Leys

    Academy Professor and Henry Wiesenfeld Professor Emerita of the Humanities

    • leys@jhu.com
    • Research Interests: History and theory of psychoanalysis, history of psychiatry and psychology, 19th- and 20th-century intellectual history, and feminist theory
  • Vernon Lidtke

    Professor Emeritus

  • Philip D. Morgan

    Harry C. Black Professor Emeritus of History

    • pmorgan@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Early Modern colonial British America and slavery
    • Education: PhD, University College London
  • Randall M. Packard

    Professor Emeritus, joint appointment with History of Medicine

    • rpackar2@jhmi.edu
    • 410-955-3178
    • Research Interests: Social history of disease and healing in Africa, history of public health, and the history of colonial and post-colonial medicine
    • Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • Orest Ranum

    Orest Ranum

    Professor Emeritus

  • Dorothy Ross

    Dorothy Ross

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emerita

  • Mary Ryan

    John Martin Vincent Professor of History Emerita

    • mpryan@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Nineteenth-century United States, urban, cultural landscape, and gender history
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Gabrielle Spiegel

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor Emerita

    • spiegel@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Medieval history, with special interest in historiography and linguistic analysis
    • Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Judith Walkowitz

    Professor Emerita

    • judith.walkowitz@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Modern European cultural and social history with special interest in Great Britain and comparative women's history
    • Education: PhD, University of Rochester
  • Ronald Walters

    Ronald Walters

    Professor Emeritus

    • RGW1@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Social and cultural history of the United States with special interest in radicalism, reform, race, and popular culture
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley
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