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.
Senior Research Scholar, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; History Department
Debórah Dwork is Senior Research Scholar at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. She was the inaugural Rose Professor of Holocaust History (1996-2018)and Founding Director of the Strassler. 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, 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.

Janette T. Greenwood, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History
Dr. Greenwood teaches a variety of courses in U.S. history including Race and Ethnicity in American History, History of the American South, Reconstruction, The Gilded Age, and Public History. She is the author of First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900 (2010); Bittersweet Legacy: The Black and White "Better Classes" in Charlotte, (1994); and The Gilded Age: A History in Documents (2000. She is also co-author of an innovative U.S. History survey text, American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context (3rd edition, 2017). She is co-curator of Reimagining an American Community of Color: The portraits of William Bullard, 1897-1817, an exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum which opened in October 2017, and co-editor of the exhibition catalogue.
Tel: 1-508-793-7286

Elizabeth E. Imber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History and holder of the Michael and Lisa Leffell Chair in Modern Jewish History
Dr. Imber specializes in modern Jewish history and British imperial history. Her research focuses on the history of modern Jewish politics; Zionism and Jewish nationalism in the age of empire; Mandate Palestine; investigating and theorizing non-Zionism; and Jewish conceptions of the "state.” More broadly, she is interested in how everyday practices, personal ties, and spaces of private and convivial interaction shape political experience.
Tel: 1-508-793-7254

Willem Klooster, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Chair in History and International Relations
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 (fall 2018), 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
U.S. diplomatic history, U.S. 20th-century history
Tel: 1-508-793-7184

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 and Chair (spring 2019), Department of History
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

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

Meredith Neuman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of English; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Higgins School of Humanities
Early and antebellum American literature; Puritan literature, religion early modern literature; poetry, poetry performance, manuscript and "amateur" poetry; book history, manuscript culture, material textuality, American print culture.
Tel: 1-508-793-7298

Kristina Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Art History; Program Coordinator, Art History; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century painting and sculpture, modern design and architecture, and the history and methodologies of art history.
Tel: 1-508-793-7639

Affiliate Faculty

Robert Dykstra, Ph.D.

Visiting Faculty

Frances Tanzer, Ph.D.
Dr. Tanzer is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. She received her PhD in History at Brown University in 2018. Her research focuses on minorities, art, and nationalism in Central Europe. Her current project, “Vanishing Vienna,” explores representations of Jewish absence in post-Nazi Vienna and Austria. More broadly, her research interests include Central European Jewish history, migration, and the construction of national and European cultural identities. She has received awards from the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, the Central European History Society, the Getty Research Institute, the German Historical Institute, and the Holocaust Educational Foundation at Northwestern University. In 2017-2018 she was the Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellow in Jewish Culture at the Center for Jewish History in New York and in 2016-2017 she was a Graduate Fellow at the Cogut Institute for Humanities at Brown University.

Emeriti Faculty

Daniel Borg, Ph.D.

Paul Lucas, Ph.D.