People

  • faculty

  • Jeffrey Brooks

    Professor

    PhD, Stanford University
    • 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

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

    James B. Knapp Dean and Professor of History and Classics

  • N. D. B. Connolly

    Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History

    PhD, University of Michigan
    • nconnol2@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 390
    • Research Interests: Twentieth-century America; racism; capitalism; urban and suburban history, African diaspora
  • 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
    • f.furstenberg@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 306
    • Research Interests: United States, c. 18th and 19th centuries; French Atlantic
  • Jules Gill-Peterson

    Associate Research Professor

    PhD, Rutgers University
    • jgillpe1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 392
    • Research Interests: Transgender history; history of sexuality; gender and race; history of science and medicine
  • 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 and Department Chair

    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, Professor of History, Professor at the SNF Agora Institute

    • 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
  • 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; history of women and gender
  • Michael Kwass

    Professor

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

    Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Africana Studies

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

    Harry C. Black Professor of History

    PhD, University College London
    • pmorgan@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 370
    • Research Interests: Early Modern colonial British America, slavery
  • Shani Mott

    Lecturer

    PhD, University of Michigan
  • 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
  • Sarah Pearsall

    Professor

    PhD, Harvard University
    • spearsa1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 302
    • Research Interests: Early American history, American Revolution, Atlantic history, Caribbean history, gender, households, sexualities
  • Erin Rowe

    Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • erowe1@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 338G
    • 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 and Director of Graduate Studies

    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

    Associate 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
  • Sasha Turner

    Associate Professor

    PhD, University of Cambridge
    • sturner@jhu.edu
    • 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
  • research professors

  • Louis Galambos

    Research Professor

    PhD, Yale University
    • 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
  • Gabriel Paquette

    Research Professor

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

  • Sadia Shirazi

    American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow

    PhD, Cornell University
    • sshiraz1@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Global histories of modern and contemporary art, histories of art, architecture and decolonization, South and West Asia, Asian American, Transnational Asian studies, gender and sexuality, race, postcolonial, black, diaspora, and museum studies
  • emeritus professors

  • Sara Berry

    Sara Berry

    Professor Emeritus

    PhD, University of Michigan
  • Toby Ditz

    Professor Emeritus and Academy Professor

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

  • Dorothy Ross

    Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus

  • Mary Ryan

    John Martin Vincent Professor of History emerita

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

    Professor Emeritus

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