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.



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

Ian Roxborough (Sociology), War and the military.

Warren Sanderson (Economics), Economic demography.



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.



Charles Backfish

Terry Earley

Lauren Kaushansky


Faculty News

New Book by Faculty Member Eric Beverley on South Asian History

Beverley, Eric Lewis. Hyderabad, British India, and the World: Muslim Networks and Minor Sovereignty, C. 1850-1950. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 361 pp. ISBN: 9781107091191



This examination of the formally autonomous state of Hyderabad in a global comparative framework challenges the idea of the dominant British Raj as the sole sovereign power in the late colonial period. Beverley argues that Hyderabad’s position as a subordinate yet sovereign ‘minor state’ was not just a legal formality, but that in exercising the right to internal self-government and acting as a conduit for the regeneration of transnational Muslim intellectual and political networks, Hyderabad was indicative of the fragmentation of sovereignty between multiple political entities amidst Empires. By exploring connections with the Muslim world beyond South Asia, law and policy administration along frontiers with the colonial state and urban planning in expanding Hyderabad City, Beverley presents Hyderabad as a locus for experimentation in global and regional forms of political modernity. This book recasts the political geography of late imperialism and historicises Muslim political modernity in South Asia and beyond.


Zolov as Guest on “Fresh Outlook” to Discuss US-Cuban Relations

Eric Zolov appeared as a guest specialist on the cable news program, “Fresh Outlook,” to discuss the removal of Cuba from the U.S. State Department’s list of sponsors of international terrorism.

Zolov on Fresh Outlook

Humanities Institute Event on 4/14/2015 featuring History Department Faculty

Humanities Institute at Stony Brook
Workshop on Gender and Religion
Tuesday, April 14
2:30 – 6:00 pm, Humanities 1008

2:30 – 4:00 Gender, Body, Religion in Modern Africa (Chair: Tracey Walters)
Christian Mobility, Muslim Invisibility: Bodies and Difference in Northern Nigeria
Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook University

Schooling, Spirit Possession, and the “Modern Girl” in Niger
Adeline Masquelier, Tulane University

 4:00 – 4:30 Coffee Break

 4:30 – 6:00 Gender, Body, Religion in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Chair: Sara Lipton)
Help-Mates and Soul Mates: Trans(sexual)migration of Souls in Sixteenth–Century Kabbalah
Joshua Teplitsky, Stony Brook University

Curating the Body in Francisco Delicado’s Retrato de la Lozana Andaluza
Israel Burshatin, Haverford College

 6:00 – 6:30 Comments and General Discussion

 6:30 – 7:00 Reception

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Center for the Study of Jewish, Christian, Muslim Relations
download poster here


Zolov on Cuba reforms in HuffPo

The recent announcement of diplomatic relations with Cuba inspired Prof. Eric Zolov to pen an op-ed, “Let’s Revisit Helms-Burton,” which appeared in the Huffington Post series “90 Miles: Rethinking the Future of U.S.-Cuban Relations.”

Long before Boko Haram…

As Boko Haram continues its deadly campaign, Prof. Shobana Shankar explores parallels between Boko Haram and other marginalized groups in the history of the northern part of Nigeria.

“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.