Faculty Members


The UCR History Department prides itself on its extraordinary faculty, who are among the leading members and brightest young talents of their respective fields. A list of faculty books can be found here.

Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi Assistant Professor - African History

Megan Asaka – Assistant Professor - Asian American History, Public History

Lynda S. Bell – Associate Professor - Chinese History

Jody Benjamin – Assistant Professor - African History

David A. Biggs – Associate Professor - Southeast Asian, Environmental History

James P. Brennan – Professor - Latin American History

Larry Burgess – Adjunct Professor - Archival Management

Lucille Chia – Professor - Chinese History

Thomas Cogswell – Professor - Early Modern European History

Alejandra Dubcovsky – Assistant Professor

Jonathan Eacott – Associate Professor - Britain 1750-1990, Early America, Colonialism

Ann Goldberg – Professor - Modern European History

Piotr S. Gorecki – Professor - Medieval European History

Denver Graninger – Associate Professor - Greek and Roman History

Catherine Gudis – Associate Professor - 20th Century U.S. Cultural History

Steven W. Hackel – Professor - Early America (West), California Indians, Spanish Borderlands

Alexander B. Haskell – Associate Professor - Early America (East)

Randolph C. Head – Professor - Early Modern European History and Archives

Jennifer Hughes – Associate Professor - Latin America, History of Religion

Rebecca "Monte" Kugel – Associate Professor - Native American History

Juliette Levy – Associate Professor - Latin American History

Brian D. Lloyd – Associate Professor - Modern U.S. History

Molly McGarry – Associate Professor - 19th Century U.S., Cultural History; Gender & Sexuality, Public History

Natahsa McPherson – Assistant Professor

Georg Michels – Professor - Russian History

Robert W. Patch – Professor - Latin American History

Michele Salzman – Professor - Ancient Mediterranean History

Dana Simmons – Associate Professor - History of Science

Kiril Tomoff – Department Chair and Professor - Russian History

Clifford Trafzer – Distinguished Professor - Native American History

Devra Weber – Associate Professor - Modern U.S. History

Fariba Zarinebaf – Associate Professor - Ottoman Empire, Social, Middle East



Distinguished External Fellow of the Center for Ideas and Society

  • Catherine Allgor Distinguished Fellow - History of the Early United States

Emeritus Faculty:

  • Kenneth D. Barkin Professor - Modern European History
  • Leon Campbell Latin American History
  • Carlos E. Cortes Professor - Latin American History
  • V.P. Franklin Distinguished Professor - African-American, Education
  • Nathan G. Hale, Jr.
  • Ray A. Kea Professor - African History
  • Dale V. Kent Professor - European History
  • Van L. Perkins
  • Roger L. Ransom Distinguished Professor and Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor (2015-2016)
  • Norman Ravitch Professor - European History
  • Henry L. Snyder Professor - British History - National Humanities Medal (2007), O.B.E. (2009)
  • P. Sterling Stuckey Distinguished Professor - Modern U.S. History
  • Mack E. Thompson
  • Ronald C. Tobey Professor - Modern U.S. History
  • Irwin M. Wall Professor and Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor (2014-2015)
  • Charles Wetherell Professor - Quantitative Methods, Social Science History, and American and European Family History