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The mission of the university is the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. The history department makes a significant contribution to this mission. The study of history is at the heart of a liberal education. The history program is expected to make a significant contribution to students’ appreciation and understanding of the social, cultural, intellectual, and religious tradition of the university. Through a wide variety of course offerings it intends to illuminate the historical roots of the local, national, and global context of our multicultural community. An ongoing commitment to quality teaching is a major responsibility of each faculty member. Teaching means to share a love of learning, to stir the imagination of the students, and to broaden their minds. Students will be encouraged to develop the intellectual discipline to make judgments about the past based upon an accurate command of the pertinent evidence. Exit interviews and alumni comments have demonstrated that history faculty members have developed an excellent reputation as a community of outstanding teachers and productive scholars.



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From left to right: Dr. Najwa Al-Qattan, Dr. Nicolas Rosenthal, and Dr. Anthony Perron.

     

Full-Time Faculty Members

AL-QATTAN, Najwa (PhD, Harvard; associate professor) Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Syria, Palestine/Israel, Islamic Law, minorities.  nalqattan@lmu.edu

 

ANZILOTTI, Cara (PhD, California, Santa Barbara; associate professor) Colonial America, American women, gender, women and reform. cara.anzilotti@lmu.edu

 

BITTEL, Carla (PhD, Cornell; associate professor) nineteenth-century United States, health and medicine, science and technology, Civil War and Reconstruction,  women's and gender history, childhood. cbittel@lmu.edu  See Dr. Bittel's website

 

BLACKMAN, Dexter (PhD, Georgia State; assistant professor) African-American history, 20th Century and contemporary american history, U.S. sports history. dexter.blackman@lmu.edu

 

CHEN, Constance J. S. (PhD, UCLA; associate professor) Asian Pacific American history, comparative race and gender, the politics of art, and transnational exchanges. cchen@lmu.edu

 

DEVEREUX, Andrew W. (PhD, Johns Hopkins; assistant professor) medieval Europe, early modern Spain, Mediterranean world. andrew.devereux@lmu.edu

 

DRUMMOND, Elizabeth A. (PhD, Georgetown; associate professor) modern Germany, modern Poland, women and gender, European nationalisms, imperialism, global history. elizabeth.drummond@lmu.edu 

 

JOK, Jok M. (PhD, UCLA; professor) sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, women's health. jjok@lmu.edu

 

MCDONALD, Kevin P. (PhD,UC Santa Cruz; assistant professor) Colonial America/U.S., Atlantic world, world history. kevin.mcdonald@lmu.edu

 

OCHOA, Margarita R. (PhD,UNM; assistant professor) Latin America, Colonial Mexico, ethnohistory, urban indians, women and gender, Nahuatl. margarita.ochoa@lmu.edu

 

PERRON, Anthony M. (PhD, Chicago; associate professor) medieval Europe, canon law, premodern world history, Scandinavia. aperron@lmu.edu

 

RAAB, Nigel A. (PhD, Columbia; associate professor) nineteenth-century Russia, urban history and public service, global encounters. nraab@lmu.edu

 

ROSENTHAL, Nicolas G. (PhD, UCLA; associate professor) Native American, American West, California, and Los Angeles. ngrosen@lmu.edu.  See Dr. Rosenthal's website



TRITLE, Lawrence A. (PhD, Chicago; professor) ancient Greece, republican and imperial Rome, war and violence in the ancient world. ltritle@lmu.edu

 

WOODSON-BOULTON, Amy (PhD, UCLA; associate professor and chair) modern Britain and Ireland, the British empire, cultural reactions to industrialization, and the social role of art. awoodson@lmu.edu See Dr. Woodson-Boulton's website.

 

YOON, Sun-Hee (PhD, University Washington; assistant professor) premodern Korea, imperial China, east Asia. syoon5@lmu.edu

 
Adjunct Faculty Members 

Bauer, Deborah (PH.D. UCLA) Modern Europe, Modern France, History of Espionage and Intelligence.

Spikes, Courtney (Ph.D. cand. UCLA) Early modern Europe, Modern France.

Zaldivar, Antonio (Ph.D. cand. UCLA) Medieval and early modern Europe, the western Mediterranean, and cultural history.

 

Professor in Residence

BUCKLEY, Thomas E., S.J. (PhD,Ret.) Colonial America. thomas.buckley@lmu.edu


 
Retired Emeritus Faculty Members

GREVER, John H. (PhD, UCLA; prof. emeritus) early modern Europe, France, Dutch republic. jgrever@lmu.edu

MAHAN, Terrance L., S.J. (PhD, Wisconsin, Madison; prof. emeritus) colonial America.

ROLFS, Richard W., S.J. (PhD, California, Santa Barbara; prof. emeritus) modern Germany, the German bishops and the Nazi-regime. 

TIEDEMANN, Joseph S. (PhD, Grad. Center, CUNY; prof.) early America, history of New York.

 

 


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History Faculty Advisors

Freshman

A-L      Dr. Dexter Blackman, dexter.blackman@lmu.edu

M-Z     Dr. Margarita Ochoa, margarita.ochoa@lmu.edu

Sophomore

A-L      Dr. Anthony Perron, aperron@lmu.edu

M-Z      Dr. Elizabeth Drummond

Junior

A-L     Dr. Cara Anzilotti

M-Z     Dr. Nigel Raab

Senior

A-L     Dr. Najwa Al-Qattan

M-Z    Dr. Carla Bittel

Transfer and Minors  Dr. Amy Woodson-Boulton

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