Associate Professor Director of Undergraduate Studies
- Comparative and Transnational
- Migration and Citizenship
- Race and Ethnicity
The Department of History is committed to pursuing excellence in historical scholarship and teaching across many different time periods and research interests. Its outstanding faculty specializes in a wide array of historical issues and themes that transcend particular regions and periods. Courses connect undergraduate and graduate students with the excitement of historic discovery and provide a rigorous training in researching and analyzing the human past.
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A series of four lectures — two in the spring and two in the fall of 2024 — will focus on “Unmasking the CCP: History, Politics, and Society in Post-1949 China."Read more
Jacob Anbinder is finding political as well as economic reasons for the current housing crisis.Read more
In Ukraine, fired general Zaluzhny appears to be taking the fall for recent failures and circumstances outside of President Zelensky’s control, says David Silbey.Read more
This fifth cohort of Klarman Fellows is the largest since the program was launched in 2019.Read more
"Mounting an attack with clearly identifiable Iranian forces is probably off the table," says David Silbey, associate professor of history, "but further proxy attacks are likely to continue.”Read more
A watertight legal basis for confiscations is lacking because the US and its allies are not openly at war with Moscow, argues historian Nicholas Mulder in an op-ed.Read more
Idyllic images of the Philippines taken by a Cornell alumnus in 1902 illuminate the tumultuous U.S. annexation of the archipelago in the aftermath of the Philippine-American War, according to a Ph.D. student in history.Read more
An enduring friendship between alums — dating back to when they were mentor and student — has led both to cultivate their creativity.Read more