18th Century Women

Program Faculty

Taner Akcam, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies
Turkey, nationalism and the Armenian Genocide
Tel: 1-508-421-3863

Debórah Dwork, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Rose Professor of Holocaust History
Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Debórah Dwork is a leading authority on university education in this field, as well as her area of scholarly expertise: Holocaust history. One of the first historians to record Holocaust survivors' oral histories and to use their narratives as a scholarly source, Dwork explores the social and cultural history of the Holocaust. Among her books, Flight from the Reich: Jewish Refugees, 1933-1946 opened the geographic view of the Holocaust and integrated the refugee experience into its history; Children With A Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe introduced a child-centered approach to historical investigation and Auschwitz, 1270 to the Present received the Spiro Kostoff Award, the National Jewish Book Award and was voted a Best Book by the German Book Critics. She has been, inter alia, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
Tel: 1-508-793-7450

Janette T. Greenwood, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History
Dr. Greenwood teaches a variety of courses in American history including American race and ethnicity, history of the South, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age. She is the author of First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900, University of North Carolina Press, 2010, which examines the Civil War-era migration of former slaves to Central Massachusetts. Her first book, Bittersweet Legacy (UNC Press, 2004) explores the emergence and interaction of the black and white middle class in a New South city.
Tel: 1-508-793-7286

Willem Klooster, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History
Dr. Klooster specializes in the history of the Atlantic world (15th-19th centuries). He teaches classes on comparative colonialism (the Americas), the age of Atlantic revolutions (1776-1824), and Caribbean history. His recent research includes, Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative History (New York University Press, 2009) and Migration, Trade, and Slavery in an Expanding World: Essays in Honor of Pieter Emmer (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009).
Tel: 1-508-421-3768

Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Strassler Chair in the Study of Holocaust History; Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Dr. Kuehne teaches Modern European and German History. His academic and research work is concerned with the relation of war, genocide, and society, with long-term traditions of political culture of Central Europe, above all with the problem of locating the Holocaust and Nazi Germany in the social and cultural history of the 20th century.
Tel: 1-508-793-7523

Nina Kushner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History
Early modern European social and cultural history, the history of women and gender, and the history of sexuality

Douglas Little, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Chair in History and International Relations
U.S. diplomatic history, U.S. 20th-century history
Tel: 1-508-793-7184

Olga Litvak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History; Michael and Lisa Leffell Chair in Modern Jewish History
Dr. Litvak specializes in Eastern European and modern Jewish history. She has written and lectured on a wide range of subjects related to the study of Russian Jewry, including urban violence, literary and artistic life, war, revolution and migration. She has also been pursuing the study of Jewish participation in the making of modern Russian visual culture.
Tel: 1-508-793-7254

Lex Jing Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History Department
East Asian history and gender studies
Tel: 1-508-793-7213

Drew McCoy, Ph.D.
Jacob and Frances Hiatt Professor of History, Department of History
Early American history, U.S. intellectual and political history
Tel: 1-508-793-7789

Ousmane Power-Greene, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
Dr. Power-Greene teaches courses on African American history, especially those that deal with African American social and political movements. His dissertation examined debates over emigration and colonization within the Abolition Movement. Currently, he is researching twentieth century African American internationalism in the thought and activism of Hubert H. Harrison.
Tel: 1-508-421-3725

Amy Richter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Higgins School of Humanities
Dr. Richter specializes in 19th and 20th century American and cultural history, with an emphasis on women's and urban history. Her teaching repertoire includes the history of American women, U.S. urban history from the colonial era to the 21st century, Gender and the American City, and American Consumer Culture. Her book, Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2005. Her current research looks at marriage and the consumer marketplace at the turn of the twentieth century, and she is working on a primary source reader on 19th-century interpretations of home.
Tel: 1-508-793-7216

Paul Ropp, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of History
Chinese social and intellectual history
Tel: 1-508-793-7213

Adjunct Faculty

John Brown, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Economics
Tel: 1-508-793-7390

Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Professor, Language, Literature and Culture Department; Allen M. Glick Chair in Judaic and Biblical Studies; Director, Jewish Studies Program
Dr. Fox's main scholarly focus is the rhetoric and internal coherence of the Hebrew Bible, and how they may be brought out in translation. He is also interested in how the Bible has been transformed at each stage by generations of Israelites, Jews, and Christians. He teaches courses in which texts serve as windows to the attitudes and concerns of Jews through the ages. Dr. Fox's activities in translation have led him to some unexpected places. He was a religious consultant on the animated film Prince of Egypt, and has been collaborating with an American-Israeli artist, Schwebel, who sets the David stories against the backdrop of 1980s Jerusalem.
Tel: 1-508-793-7355

Mark C. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Director of Law and Society Concentration
American government, politics of law and the judiciary, Congressional politics, lawyers and politics
Tel: 1-508-793-7233

Affiliate Faculty

Robert Dykstra, Ph.D.

Visiting Faculty

Chen Bram, Ph.D.
Hebrew University anthropologist Chem Bram will spend the spring 2017 semester as the Dana and Yossi Hollander Visiting Professor at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Bram has conducted field work in the Caucasus, Central Asia (especially among Jewish communities), Israel, and among Post-Soviet immigrant communities in NYC. His research focuses on issues of inter-group relations; ethnicity and religion; diversity in Israeli Society; immigration and Diaspora people. Bram served as academic manager of the research group, "Anthropological knowledge; relevance, use and potential" at the Van Leer Institute, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Florida and at James Madison College of Public Affairs, MSU. Recently he was a research fellow at the International Research Institute at Yad Vashem, focusing on the Holocaust in the Caucasus and Jewish-Muslim Relations. His current research examines Jewish-Muslim relations in Central Asia and the Caucasus and among Jewish immigrants and Arabs in a mixed Jewish-Arab town in Israel.
Tel: 1-508-793-8897

Emeriti Faculty

George A. Billias, Ph.D.

Daniel Borg, Ph.D.

Paul Lucas, Ph.D.