Faculty

Jennifer Anderson, Atlantic history, race, colonialism, labor, commodities.

Michael Barnhart, U.S. foreign policy, U.S.–Japan relations.

Eric Lewis Beverley, South Asia, colonial and postcolonial studies, Muslim world.

Robert Chase, Post-1945 political, labor, and urban history, African American and Chicano/a history, radicalism, political and sexual violence, history of prisons and policing, civil rights, and Black and Brown Power movements.

Alix Cooper, Early modern Europe, history of science, medicine, and technology.

Jared Farmer, Environmental history, history of the American West.

Lori Flores, Mexican American, Latino/a, labor, gender, U.S.–Mexico borderlands, immigration history.

Larry Frohman, Modern Europe, welfare and social policy, intellectual history of Germany and France, historiography.

Paul Gootenberg, Andes, economic-social history, drug history.

Susan Hinely, European intellectual history, women’s movements, international law, education.

Young-Sun Hong, Transnationalism, race, gender, modern Germany.

Ned Landsman, Colonial America, early modern Scotland, Atlantic history, religion, migration.

Brooke Larson, Peasants, race, and ethnicity, colonialism.

Herman Lebovics, European social and intellectual history.

Shirley Lim, 20th-century U.S. history, Asian-American history, women, cultural history.

Sara Lipton, Medieval Europe, religion, Judaic, gender.

Iona Man-Cheong, Late Imperial China, empire, maritime, transoceanic, diasporic, and transnational history.

Gary Marker, Russia, European social history.

April Masten, U.S. cultural history, 19th century.

Wilbur R. Miller, U.S. social history, police and criminality, Civil War and Reconstruction.

Janis Mimura, Modern Japan, political, economic, intellectual history.

Elizabeth Terese Newman, Mexico, environmental humanities, anthropology, archaeology.

Donna Rilling, U.S. colonial and early America, economic, business, social history.

Wolf Schäfer, Science, technology, global history.

Chris Sellers, U.S. cultural and environmental history, medicine and the body, transnational industrial and urban history.

Shobana Shankar, Africa, colonialism, Muslim-Christian interactions, medicine, women and gender.

Joshua Teplitsky, Early Modern Europe, Judaic, Habsburg, book history.

Nancy Tomes, History of medicine, women and gender, U.S. cultural history.

Kathleen Wilson, Early modern British cultural and political history.

Paul Zimansky, Ancient Near East, ancient imperialism, archaeology.

Eric Zolov, Modern Latin America, U.S.–Latin American relations, popular culture, global 1960s.

 

JOINT APPOINTMENTS

Harald Braun (Institute for Global Studies), Global studies and diplomacy.

Ian Roxborough (Sociology), War and the military.

Warren Sanderson (Economics), Economic demography.

 

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Victoria Hesford (Cultural Analysis and Theory), 
Gender, sexuality, queer and feminist theory, U.S. queer and feminist history, popular and mass culture in the postwar era, and critical theory.

Carla Keirns (Department of Preventive Medicine), Clinical Ethics, History of Medicine, Sociology of Medicine, Health Services Research.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Charles Backfish

Terry Earley

Lauren Kaushansky

 

Faculty News

“Energy Reform” and Environment in Mexico

Some of you may be interested to read this Dissent blog entry Chris Sellers wrote about Mexican President Peña Nieto’s proposed “Energy Reform” for that country, in the light of my own research into the recent history of Pemex’s environmental impacts.

New Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Prof. Paul Gootenberg, who has been promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees. Distinguished professorships are reserved for scholars who have achieved national or international prominence in their field.

How Industrial Hazards Get Overlooked

Prof. Chris Sellers has written a online blog entry for the journal Dissent, reflecting on recent industrial disasters in Texas and Bangladesh, and drawing on his edited volume Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World.

The Berlin Prize

Prof. Wolf Schafer has won a residential fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, a center for advanced study in the humanities, public policy, social sciences, and arts. This is the first time a Stony Brook faculty has won this prestigious prize. Prof. Schafer’s winning project, “Finalization and Failure: A Comparative Management Study of Big Weapons Programs in World War II,” will compare the Manhattan Project with equivalent German efforts.

Partners in Time

The online journal Common-place recently released a special issue on “Music and Meaning in Early America,” which features the article “Partners in Time” by Prof. April Masten. Drawing on her new research, Prof. Masten discusses affinities between African American and Irish jigs, and the methodological challenges of interpreting the history of dance.

Jews & money—the movie

Prof. Sara Lipton acts as consultant for and appears in a new documentary, Jews & Money, released by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lewis Cohen, which traces the age-old stereotype of the rich Jew, from medieval moneylenders to Nazi propaganda to international capitalism. The first showing is at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival in February. Future releases include the JCCSF in San Francisco, and a possible New York venue.