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Graduate Faculty

The University of Oregon’s Department of History has award-winning graduate faculty. Excellent, award-winning historians are also found in the Ethnic Studies Program, the Honors College, and the School of Law. The following faculty are eligible to act as advisors and chair graduate committees in history. Before selecting potential advisor(s), it is important to contact them to determine whether your interests are a good fit with their areas of expertise and whether they are currently accepting new students. Factors that can affect availability include administrative responsibilities and upcoming research leaves and sabbaticals.

Carlos Aguirre

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5905
  • Office: 333 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019, Wednesday 8–10 a.m. or by appointment
  • Website: Website

Ina Asim

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-6161
  • Office: 317 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Winter 2020, Tuesdays, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies

Steven Beda

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: 307 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019, Monday and Wednesday, 3:40–4:30 or by appointment
  • Interests: 20th Century US History, Labor History, Environmental History,

Lindsay Frederick Braun

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Associate Department Head & Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4838
  • Office: 365 McKenzie Hall
  • City: Eugene
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: 11:30am-1:00pm MW by Zoom: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/2501167067
  • Teaching Level: Doctoral, Masters, Undergraduate
  • Affiliated Departments: African Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies
  • Interests: Southern Africa 1750-1950, East Africa 1850-1960, Comparative Colonialism, Environmental History, History of Science and Technology (esp. geography)
  • Website: Website

Bob Bussel

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Labor Education and Research Center
  • Phone: 541-346-2784
  • Office: 1675 Agate St.
  • Website: Website

Mark Carey

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Environmental Studies Program
  • Phone: 541-346-8077
  • Office: 320A Chapman Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Latin American Studies
  • Interests: environmental history, glaciers and society, climate change, environmental justice, Latin America, the Arctic
  • Website: Website

Charise Cheney

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  • Affiliation: associate
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0870
  • Office: 201 Alder Bldg
  • Office Hours: Spring 2021: TW 12-1 pm
  • Affiliated Departments: Black Studies
  • Interests: African American Popular and Political Cultures; Black Nationalist Ideologies and Practices; Gender and Sexuality
  • Website: Website

Andrew Goble

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4800
  • Office: 361 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019, Monday and Wednesday 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies
  • Interests: Japan

Bryna Goodman

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4825
  • Office: 331 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019, Thursday 3:30–5:00 p.m.
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies
  • Interests: China

Melissa Graboyes

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  • Title: Assistant Professor, Clark Honors College
  • Additional Title: Director of African Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-2829
  • Office: 326 Chapman Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: African Studies, Global Health Program
  • Website: Website
  • Research Website: Research

Annelise Heinz

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4827
  • Office: 323 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019, Tuesdays 1:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: Histories of U.S. Women and Gender; Sexuality and LGBTQ History; Race & Ethnicity; Consumerism; Transpacific History

Ellen Herman

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  • Affiliation: staff
  • Title: Professor of History
  • Additional Title: Faculty Co-Director, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
  • Phone: 541-346-3699
  • Office: 280 Knight Law Center
  • Office Hours: by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: History
  • Programs, Research and Outreach: Wayne Morse Center
  • Website: Website

Julie Hessler

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4857
  • Office: 351 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Winter 2020, Mondays 1:00–2:15 p.m. and Fridays 1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Website: Website

Ocean Howell

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Associate Professor of History and Architectural History
  • Phone: 541-346-8095
  • Office: 313 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019, Monday Noon–2:00 p.m. or by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Historic Preservation, History Art & Arch
  • Interests: History of US cities, especially on the West Coast; history of architecture and urban planning; history of race and ethnicity.

Ryan Jones

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Ann Swindells Chair; Director of Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4859
  • Office: 383 McKenzie Hall
  • Interests: Russia, The Pacific, Global Environment

Vera Keller

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-6903
  • Office: 309 McKenzie Hall

David Luebke

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-2394
  • Office: 357 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Winter 2020, Tuesdays 1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Website: Website

John McCole

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5906
  • Office: 303 McKenzie Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Website: Website

Michelle McKinley

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law
  • Phone: 541-346-5191
  • Office: 320B Knight Law Center
  • Programs, Research and Outreach: Legal Studies

Ian F. McNeely

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Professor of History
  • Additional Title: Executive Director, School of Global Studies and Languages
  • Phone: 541-346-4791
  • Office: 429 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Email for link to signup sheet
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Interests: German history, European history, world history, history of knowledge

Jeffrey Ostler

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  • Title: Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History
  • Phone: 541-346-1265
  • Office: 385 McKenzie Hall
  • Interests: The History of the American West, with A Particular Focus On American Indian History

Roxann Prazniak

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Robert D. Clark Honors College
  • Phone: 541-346-3345
  • Office: 328 Chapman Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies
  • Website: Website

Daniel Rosenberg

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0520
  • Office: 212 Chapman Hall
  • Office Hours: On Leave 2021-22
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, European Studies
  • Interests: Intellectual History, History of Science and Technology, Visual Culture, Language and Linguistics, Enlightenment

Brett Rushforth

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  • Title: Associate Professor and Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-5913
  • Office: 311 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019, Tuesday 10:00–Noon or by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Black Studies
  • Interests: Early American History/Colonial America

Arafaat A. Valiani

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Affiliated/Graduate Faculty in the Department of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies, the Department of Sociology, and Global Health
  • Phone: 541-346-5763
  • Office: 301 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment.
  • Teaching Level: Doctoral, Masters, Undergraduate
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Global Health Program, IRES, Sociology
  • Programs, Research and Outreach: Wayne Morse Center
  • Website: Website
  • Twitter: Twitter

Julie Weise

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Phone: 541-346-4833
  • Office: 353 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: by appointment at https://calendly.com/julieweise
  • Affiliated Departments: Latinx
  • Interests: Identity, Citizenship, Migration, Race, and Nations in the Americas and The World Through The Lens of History

Marsha Weisiger

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History; Co-Director, Center for Environmental Futures
  • Phone: 541-346-4824
  • Office: 381 McKenzie Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, Historic Preservation
  • Interests: US West, Environmental History, Native Americans
  • Website: Website

Timothy Williams

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  • Affiliation: associate
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-8798
  • Office: 325 Chapman Hall
  • Website: Website

Lisa Wolverton

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Reuben Zahler

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5907
  • Office: 363 McKenzie Hall
  • Interests: Latin America