People

  • faculty

  • Jeffrey Brooks

    Professor

    PhD, Stanford University
    • 410-516-5217
    • Brooksjp@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 392
    • Research Interests: Russian culture and politics 19th-20th century; Russian literature and history; Russian popular culture; Cold War
  • Angus Burgin

    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

    PhD, Harvard University
    • 410-497-7571
    • burgin@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 304
    • Research Interests: 20th-century United States, political history, intellectual history, history of capitalism
  • N. D. B. Connolly

    Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History

    PhD, University of Michigan
    • 410-516-7983
    • nconnol2@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 390
    • Research Interests: Twentieth-century America; racism; capitalism; urban and suburban history, African diaspora
  • Toby Ditz

    Professor

    PhD, Columbia University
    • toby.ditz@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338G
    • Research Interests: History of early America and the Atlantic world; cultural history; history of women, gender, and masculinity
  • Tamer el-Leithy

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, Princeton University
    • tamer.elleithy@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 330F
    • 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
  • Mary Fissell

    Professor; joint appointment with the History of Medicine

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

    Professor

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • 410-516-0158
    • f.furstenberg@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 306
    • Research Interests: United States, c. 18th and 19th centuries; French Atlantic
  • Victoria Harms

    DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of Pittsburgh
    • vharms1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 342
    • Research Interests: European history, Cold War studies, European enlargement, sports history
  • Jean Hébrard

    Visiting Professor

  • Katie Hindmarch-Watson

    Assistant Professor

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

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History

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

    Professor

    PhD, Princeton University
    • jelavich@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 394
    • Research Interests: Cultural and intellectual history of Europe since the Enlightenment, with emphasis on Germany; popular culture, mass culture, and the media; modern social and cultural theory
  • Jessica Marie Johnson

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
    • 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
  • Martha S. Jones

    Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History

    • 410-516-0615
    • msjonz@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 320
    • Research Interests: Race and rights in the 19th century U.S. with an emphasis on slavery, law, gender, and visual culture
  • Hayang “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; history of women and gender
  • Michael Kwass

    Professor and Department Chair

    PhD, University of Michigan
    • 410-516-5789
    • kwass@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338A
    • Research Interests: Early Modern France, French Revolution, French Atlantic, history of capitalism, globalization
  • Pier M. Larson

    Professor

    PhD, University of Wisconsin—Madison
    • 443-850-7470
    • larson@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338C
    • Research Interests: African history with specializations in East and Southern Africa, Madagascar, the Indian Ocean, French empire, slavery, slave trades, religion, and literacy
  • Anne E. Lester

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

    PhD, Princeton University
    • 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
  • Casey Lurtz

    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; Atlantic history
  • Pawel Maciejko

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

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

    Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History

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

    Senior Lecturer

    PhD, Princeton University
    • 410-516-5889
    • lmason@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 344
    • Research Interests: French Revolution; democracy and violence; cultural history and media; history and film; French film
  • Tobie Meyer-Fong

    Professor

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

    Harry C. Black Professor of History

    PhD, University College London
    • 410-516-7587
    • pmorgan@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 370
    • Research Interests: Early Modern colonial British America, slavery
  • Kenneth Moss

    Associate Professor, Felix Posen Chair in Modern Jewish History

    PhD, Stanford University
    • 410-516-3325
    • kmoss5@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 326
    • Research Interests: Modern Jewish history; history of Israel; Russia, Poland, and Eastern Europe; Jewish political thought; Hebrew and Yiddish literature and culture; history and sociology of nationalism; theory and practice of cultural history; history of the cultural sphere
  • Randall M. Packard

    Professor, joint appointment with History of Medicine

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

    Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

    John and Diane Cooke Professor of Chinese History

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

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor

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

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • 410-516-5075
    • spiegel@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 314
    • Research Interests: Medieval history, with special interest in historiography and linguistic analysis
  • Elizabeth Thornberry

    Assistant Professor

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

    Professor

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-7588
    • rgw1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 302
    • Research Interests: Social and cultural history of the United States with special interest in radicalism, reform, race, and popular culture
  • research professors

  • Louis Galambos

    Research Professor

    PhD, Yale University
    • galambos@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Economic, business, and political history of the United States with emphasis on institutional change in the period since 1880
  • Gabriel Paquette

    Research Professor

    PhD, University of Cambridge
    • Research Interests: Imperial, International and Intellectual History (Europe, Latin America)
  • postdoctoral fellows

  • Zachary Dorner

    Patrick Henry Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Jenna Phillips

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    PhD, Princeton University
  • emeritus professors

  • Sara Berry

    Academy Professor and Professor Emeritus, History

    PhD, University of Michigan
  • Robert Forster

    Professor Emeritus

  • Richard Goldthwaite

    Professor Emeritus

  • Jack Greene

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities

  • Jane Guyer

    Academy Co-Chair and Professor Emeritus

    • jiguyer@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Social and economic anthropology; money and culture; household and gender; West Africa
  • Michael Johnson

    Professor

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

    Academy Professor and Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus of History

  • Franklin W. Knight

    Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History

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

    Professor Emeritus

  • John Pocock

    Harry C. Black Professor Emeritus

    PhD, Cambridge University
  • Orest Ranum

    Professor Emeritus

  • Willie Lee Rose

    Professor Emeritus

  • Dorothy Ross

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus

  • Mary Ryan

    John Martin Vincent Professor of History

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

    Professor Emeritus

  • Judith Walkowitz

    Professor Emeritus

    PhD, University of Rochester
    • jrw1@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Modern European cultural and social history with special interest in Great Britain; comparative women's history
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