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The faculty of the Department of History are internationally recognized scholars and teachers. They are committed to the highest caliber of research and publishing while maintaining the engagement with students and excellence in teaching for which Tulane University is justly renowned.

Laura Rosanne Adderley       (adderley@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (PhD, Pennsylvania, 1996)
Laura Rosanne Adderley specializes in the history of the African Diaspora; the Atlantic Slave Trade; black enslavement in the Americas; Caribbean history; and African-American history.
Phone: (504) 862-8631 Office: Hebert 326C Hours: T 9:30 - 12:30; W 10:00 - 11:30

Yigit Akin       (yakin@tulane.edu)
Assistant Professor  (Ph.D., Ohio State, 2011)
History of the Islamic World and Modern Middle East
Phone: 504-862-8616 Office: Hebert 215F Hours: M & F 11:00 - 12:00

George L. Bernstein       (gbernst@tulane.edu)
Professor  (Ph.D., Chicago, 1978)
George L. Bernstein specializes in 19th and 20th-century Britain, especially political history and the development of Liberalism.
Phone: (504) 862-8623 Office: Hebert 207 Hours: T 1:30 - 3:00; W & F 11:00 - 11:50

Michael Bernstein       (mbernstein@tulane.edu)
Professor  (Ph.D., Yale, 1982)
Michael Bernstein is Tulane's Provost. Prof. Bernstein's teaching and research interests focus on the economic and political history of the United States, macroeconomic theory, industrial organization economics, and the history of economic theory.
Phone: (504) 865-5261 Office: Gibson 200

James M. Boyden       (jboyden@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (Ph.D., UT Austin, 1988)
James M. Boyden specializes in Early modern Spain; Renaissance; and court culture.
Phone: (504) 862-8613 Office: Hebert 211 Hours: T 3:30 - 5:30 or by appointment

Emily Clark       (eclark@tulane.edu)
Professor  (Ph.D., Tulane, 1998)
Emily Clark is the Clement Chambers Benenson Professor in American Colonial History. She specializes in early American and Atlantic world history. Her research interests include race, gender, religion and historical memory.
Phone: (504) 862-8605 Office: Hebert 215E Hours: T 3:00 - 4:00; W 10:00 - 12:00

Brian DeMare       (bdemare@tulane.edu)
Assistant Professor  (Ph.D., UCLA, 2007)
Brian DeMare specializes in modern Chinese history.
Phone: (504) 862-8607 Office: Hebert 326B Hours: M & F 3:00 - 4:00

Terrence Fitzmorris       (tfitzmo@tulane.edu)
Adjunct Faculty  (Ph.D., LSU, 1989)
Terrence Fitzmorris specializes in the history of modern Louisiana and serves as Associate Dean of the School of Continuing Studies.
Phone: (504) 865-5555 Office: Gibson 125

Guadalupe García       (ggarcia4@tulane.edu)
Assistant Professor  (Ph.D., UNC, Chapel Hill, 2006)
Guadalupe García specializes in Latin American colonial history with an emphasis on Cuba and the Caribbean. Her research interests include colonial cities and subjects, port cities and security spaces, and contemporary social movements and revolution.
Phone: (504) 862-8539 Office: Hebert 109 Hours: M 3:30 - 4:30

R. Blakeslee Gilpin       (rgilpin@tulane.edu)
Assistant Professor  (Ph.D., Yale, 2009)
R. Blakeslee Gilpin received his Ph.D from Yale University in May, 2009 and his dissertation won the 2010 C. Vann Woodward Prize from the Southern Historical Association for the best dissertation in Southern history. Gilpin’s first book, John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning With Violence, Equality, and Change, was published by UNC Press in November 2011, and was a finalist for Gilder Lehrman Center’s Frederick Douglass Book prize. The book will appear in paperback in Spring 2014.
Phone: 504-862-8611 Office: Hebert 122 Hours: TR 10:45 - 12:00

David Goldstein       (dgoldst@tulane.edu)
Adjunct Faculty  (Ph.D., St. Mary's Seminary and University, 1974)
David Goldstein specializes in Medieval Jewish history, intellectual history of the Jews of the Renaissance, and cultural history of the Jews of Moslem Spain. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies.
Phone: (504) 895-4843 Office: Jones 210

Carole Haber       (chaber@tulane.edu)
Professor  (Ph.D., Pennsylvania, 1979)
Carole Haber is the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts. She is a specialist in American medical and social history, with particular interests in aging and death in the nineteenth century. Her current research focuses on changing medical and cultural beliefs about Alzheimer’s disease and senile dementia, and the medicalization of death in America at the turn of the twentieth century.
Phone: (504) 865-5225 Office: Newcomb 102

Kenneth W. Harl       (maxthrax@cox.net)
Professor  (Ph.D., Yale, 1978)
Kenneth W. Harl specializes in Classical Greece, Rome and Byzantium.
Phone: (504) 862-8626 Office: Hebert 108 Hours: T & Th: 9:30 - 10:30; W 10:00 - 12:00

Karissa Haugeberg       (khaugebe@tulane.edu)
Assistant Professor  (Ph.D., Iowa, 2011)
Karissa Haugeberg specializes in the history of American women, politics, religion and medicine.
Phone: (504) 862-8614 Office: Hebert 117 Hours: T 11:00 - 12:00; R 3:30 - 4:30

Andy Horowitz       (ahorowitz@tulane.edu)
Assistant Professor  (Ph.D., Yale, 2014)
Andy Horowitz specializes in modern American political, cultural, and environmental history.
Phone: 504-862-8608 Office: Hebert 120 Hours: M 1:00 - 3:00

Melanie Huska       (mhuska@tulane.edu)
Visiting Faculty 
Melanie Huska is a historian of modern Latin America.
Phone: 504-862-8619 Office: Hebert 215H Hours: W 9:00 - 10:00; R 3:00 - 4:00

Margaret Keenan       (mkeenan@tulane.edu)
Affiliated Faculty  (Ph.D., Tulane, 2000)
Margaret Keenan specializes in early modern women's history. She is also Coordinator of the Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs
Phone: (504) 862-3236 Office: Tilton 101

Laura Kelley       (kelleyld@tulane.edu.)
Adjunct Faculty  (Ph.D., Tulane, 2004)
Laura Kelley specializes in U.S. History.
Hours: By Appointment Only

Kris E. Lane       (klane1@tulane.edu)
Professor  (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1996)
Kris Lane is the France V. Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History. He specializes in the colonial history of the Andes, mining, piracy, and global trade.
Phone: (504) 862-8622 Office: Hebert 209 Hours: On Leave

Jana K. Lipman       (jlipman@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (Ph.D., Yale, 2006)
Jana Lipman is a specialist in the 20th-century U.S., especially foreign relations, social and political history, Cuba and Vietnam. She serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Phone: 504-862-8618 Office: Hebert 113 Hours: T: 2:00-4:00; R 10:00 - 12:00 and by appointment

F. Thomas Luongo       (tluongo@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (Ph.D., Notre Dame, 1998)
F. Thomas Luongo is Eva-Lou Joffrion Edwards Newcomb Professor at Tulane and teaches medieval European history, with a specialization in medieval and Renaissance Italian history, as well as topics in pre-modern religion. He is the Director of the Honors Program.
Phone: (504) 865-5517 Office: Hebert 105C Hours: T 2:00 - 4:00

Elisabeth McMahon       (emcmahon@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (Ph.D., Indiana, 2005)
Elisabeth McMahon specializes in East African History, with a particular focus on slavery, emancipation, identity formation, and gender among the coastal Islamic communities. She is currently serving as the temporary Director of Graduate Studies.
Phone: (504) 862-8625 Office: Hebert 203 Hours: M 2:00 - 4:00 or by appointment

Marline Otte       (motte@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (Ph.D., Toronto, 1999)
Marline Otte is Sizeler Professor and specializes in modern European history focusing on Germany and cultural history.
Phone: (504) 862-8621 Office: Hebert 215B Hours: M & F 10:00 - 11:00

Linda Pollock       (pollock@tulane.edu)
Professor  (PhD, St. Andrews, 1982)
Linda Pollock is a historian of early modern England. She specializes in social history topics such as childhood, the family, religion and medicine. Her current research is on the history of emotions 1550 to 1700.
Phone: (504) 862-8615 Office: Hebert 121 Hours: TR 10:45-11:45; W 1:00 - 2:00

Bruce B. Raeburn       (raeburn@tulane.edu)
Adjunct Faculty  (Ph.D., Tulane, 1991)
Bruce Raeburn researches and teaches on jazz, particularly in New Orleans. He is Curator of the Hogan Jazz Archives and Assistant Dean of Libraries for Special Collections.
Phone: (504) 865-5685 Office: Jones Hall

Samuel C. Ramer       (ramer@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (Ph.D., Columbia, 1971)
Samuel C. Ramer is a historian of modern Russia. His research and teaching are devoted to problems in Russia's political, social, and cultural history.
Phone: (504) 862-8604 Office: Hebert 119 Hours: On Leave

Randy J. Sparks       (rsparks1@tulane.edu)
Professor  (Ph.D., Rice, 1988)
Randy Sparks specializes in Southern History, the Early Modern Atlantic World, and American Religious History.
Phone: (504) 862-8627 Office: Hebert 118 Hours: M 12:00 - 3:00; W 12:00 - 1:00

Richard F. Teichgraeber       (rteich@tulane.edu)
Professor  (Ph.D., Brandeis, 1978)
Prof. Teichgraeber teaches and writes American cultural and intellectual history, specializing in the history of the American university system, the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, and Emerson and Thoreau. From 1984 to 2009 he also served Tulane as the Director of the Murphy Institute
Phone: (504) 862-3237 Office: Hebert 303 Hours: TR 9:00 - 11:00 or by appointment

Justin Wolfe       (jwolfe@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (Ph.D., UCLA, 1999)
Justin Wolfe is William Arceneaux Professor of Latin American History and Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow. He specializes in Central America, particularly post-colonial social and cultural history. His research interests include nation-state formation, race and ethnicity, and the African Diaspora.
Phone: (504) 862-8630 Office: Hebert 205 Hours: Click here to make an appointment

Gertrude M. Yeager       (tyeager@tulane.edu)
Associate Professor  (Ph.D., Texas Christian, 1975)
Gertrude Yeager specializes in Latin American social and political history; Spanish South America; and women and gender.
Phone: (504) 862-8609 Office: Hebert 215A Hours: TR 10:00 - 10:30
Department Chair
Linda Pollock       (pollock@tulane.edu)
Phone: (504) 862-8615 Office: Hebert 121 Hours: TR 10:45-11:45; W 1:00 - 2:00

Director of Undergraduate Study
Jana K. Lipman       (jlipman@tulane.edu)
Phone: 504-862-8618 Office: Hebert 113 Hours: T: 2:00-4:00; R 10:00 - 12:00 and by appointment

Director of Graduate Study
Elisabeth McMahon       (emcmahon@tulane.edu)
Phone: (504) 862-8625 Office: Hebert 203 Hours: M 2:00 - 4:00 or by appointment

Executive Secretary
Donna Denneen       (donna@tulane.edu)
Phone: 504-865-5588 Office: Hebert Hall 125A Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Administrative Secretary
Kimberly Smith       (ksmith40@tulane.edu)
Phone: 504-865-5162 Office: Hebert Hall 115 Hours: 8:30am-5:00 pm


Congratulations to our 2015 award winners  

Race and Place in Central America  
Studying the history of a region without the inclusion of race may leave unanswered questions about its political and social evolution. To address what he considered a less-than-holistic view of Central America, Justin Wolfe, Tulane associate professor of history, has spent much of his career studying the dynamics of race in 19th-century Nicaragua.  [more...]

Getting Mexican History Right  
When history professor Colin MacLachlan decided on the topic for his latest two books, he looked back at the way he taught Mexican history in the past and thought that he needed to take a fresh look at the subject in order to “get it right.”  [more...]

Richard Teichgraeber publishes a new book on American intellectual life in the age of industrialization  
Professor Richard Teichgraeber had published a new book Building Culture: Studies in the Intellectual History of Industrializing America (U. of South Carolina Press, 2010). From the publisher: Building Culture expands on Teichgraeber's earlier work to offer important insights on the meanings of 'culture' in American intellectual history in the age of industrialization and sectional reunification. Teichgraeber makes particularly compelling use of two primary examples -- the elevation of Ralph Waldo Emerson as the chief voice of American culture for his generation and the infusion of American universities into public life as agencies of enlightening reform and academic freedom. This exploration of foundational episodes in the history of American culture is well grounded in the author's original research as well as thoughtful readings of the extant literature, and it is certain to be of great interest to scholars in history, literature, education, communication, American studies, and cultural theory.  [more...]

Tulane Faculty featured on "History Detectives"  
August 30, 2010, 8:00pm
Associate Professor Emily Clark will be featured as one of the on-screen experts on PBS's “History Detectives,” talking about New Orleans free people of color. The show airs at 8:00pm Central Time. Set your TIVOs!  [more...]

Linda Pollock receives Ruth Landes Memorial Fellowship  
Professor Linda Pollock received the Ruth Landes Memorial Fellowship for 2010, awarded to write a book on emotions and values in early modern England.  [more...]

Emily Clark receives ACLS Fellowship  
The American Council of Learned Societies awarded associate professor Emily Clark a fellowship to support research for her current book project, "The Strange History of the American Quadroon."  [more...]

Emily Clark receives History of Women Religious Book Award  
In June 2010, associate professor Emily Clark was awarded the Distinguished Book Award of the History of Women Religious Conference for her book Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society: 1727-1834 (Chapel Hill: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 2007).  [more...]

Jana Lipman Receives Mellon Professorship  
Congratulations to Prof. Jana Lipman for receiving a Andrew W. Mellon Young Professorship in the Humanities, awarded by the School of Liberal Arts on May 1, 2010. The professorship, in recognition of the quality of her research, is for a three-year appointment includes a stipend and research support.  [more...]

Department Meeting  
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 3:30pm
Hebert 125D  [more...]

Marline Otte Receives Leibniz Summer Fellowship  
Prof. Marline Otte will hold a Leibniz Summer Fellowship 2010 at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (Center for Contemporary History/Research) in Potsdam, Germany. The ZZF is one the major research centers on contemporary history in Germany.  [more...]

Justin Wolfe receives Weiss Presidential Fellowship  
Prof. Justin Wolfe was a recipient of the Weiss Presidential Fellowship--Tulane University’s highest award for undergraduate teaching. The fellowship was made possible thanks to a generous gift in 2006 from Stephen Weiss, a Tulane parent and board member, and his wife, Suzanne Weiss. The fellowship is a permanent designation. Honorees are nominated by students and then selected by a committee led by Tulane President Scott Cowen.

Randy J. Sparks receives 2008 Herbert Poole Writing Award  
Randy J. Sparks received the 2008 Herbert Poole Writing Award from the North Carolina Friends Historical Society for "'Women Professing Godliness': Mary Fisher, Sophia Hume, and the Quakers of Colonial Charleston" to be published in South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times edited by Majorie Spruill, Valinda Littlefield, and Joan Marie Johnson (forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press, 2009).

Lawrence Powell elected to Society of American Historians  
Lawrence Powell has been elected a Fellow of the Society of American Historians. The Society of American Historians combines in its membership both academic historians and professional writers of American history.  [more...]

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