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Active Faculty by Area

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.

  • AFRICA

    • 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. Currently serves as Director of African Diaspora Studies.
      Phone: (504) 862-8631 Office: Hebert 326C Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30/Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 and by appointment

    • 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.
      Phone: (504) 862-8625 Office: Hebert 203 Office Hours: By Appointment

  • ASIA

    • Subah Dayal

      sdayal@tulane.edu
      Assistant Professor (Ph.D., UCLA, 2016)
      Subah Dayal specializes in early modern and modern South Asian history.
      Phone: 504-862-8606 Office: Hebert 120 Office Hours: By Appointment

    • Brian DeMare

      bdemare@tulane.edu
      Associate Professor (Ph.D., UCLA, 2007)
      Brian DeMare specializes in modern Chinese history.
      Phone: 504-862-8607 Office: Hebert 326B Office Hours: By Appointment

  • EUROPE

    • 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 Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 - 3:00 and by appointment

    • M. Kathryn Edwards

      medward5@tulane.edu
      Assistant Professor (Ph. D., University of Toronto, 2010)
      Kathryn Edwards specializes in modern French and French colonial history. Her research interests include war and remembrance, immigration and identity, and colonial reform.
      Phone: 504-862-8609 Office: Hebert 215F Office Hours: By Appointment

    • Kenneth W. Harl

      kharl@tulane.edu
      Professor (Ph.D., Yale, 1978)
      Kenneth W. Harl specializes in Classical Greece, Rome and Byzantium.
      Phone: 504-862-8626 Office: Hebert 108 Office Hours: By Appointment

    • 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 108

    • 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 215C Office Hours: On Leave

    • 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 Office Hours: Monday 3:00 - 4:00 and by appointment

    • Linda Pollock

      pollock@tulane.edu
      Professor (PhD, St. Andrews, 1982)
      Linda Pollock, the John Christie Barr Professor, 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 Office Hours: Monday 10:00 - 11:00/Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 and by appointment

    • 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 Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:50 - 11:50 and 3:20 - 4:15 and by appointment

    • 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 Office Hours: Monday 2:00 - 5:00 and by appointment

  • LATIN AMERICA

    • 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. Currently serves as Director of African Diaspora Studies.
      Phone: (504) 862-8631 Office: Hebert 326C Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30/Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 and by appointment

    • Felipe Fernandes Cruz

      fcruz1@tulane.edu
      Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2016)
      Felipe Fernandes Cruz specializes in the history of Brazil and also researches histories of technology, frontiers and exploration. He also works on digital humanities projects.
      Phone: 504-862-8619 Office: Hebert 215H Office Hours: By Appointment

    • Guadalupe Garcia

      ggarcia4@tulane.edu
      Associate Professor (Ph.D., UNC, Chapel Hill, 2006)
      Guadalupe Garcia 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. She is currently serving as the Director of Graduate Studies.
      Phone: 504-862-8539 Office: Hebert 109 Office Hours: On Leave

    • Kris E. Lane

      klane1@tulane.edu
      Professor (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1996)
      Kris Lane is the France B. Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History. He specializes in the colonial history of the Andes, mining, piracy, and global trade. He serves as the Chair of the Department of History.
      Phone: 504-862-8622 Office: Hebert 209 Office Hours: 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 Office Hours: Click here to make an appointment

  • MIDDLE EASTERN

    Yigit Akin

    yakin@tulane.edu
    Assistant Professor (PhD, Ohio State, 2011)
    Yigit Akin specializes in History of the Islamic World and Modern Middle East
    Phone: 504-862-8616 Office: Hebert 215F Office Hours: By Appointment

  • UNITED STATES

    • 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. Currently serves as Director of African Diaspora Studies.
      Phone: (504) 862-8631 Office: Hebert 326C Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30/Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 and by appointment

    • 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 Hall 200

    • 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 Office Hours: By Appointment

    • Terrence Fitzmorris

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

    • 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 2022, and was a finalist for Gilder Lehrman Center's Frederick Douglass Book prize. The book appeared in paperback in Spring 2014.
      Phone: 504-862-8611 Office: Hebert 207 Office Hours: By Appointment

    • 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 20th century.
      Phone: 504-865-5228 Office: Newcomb 102

    • 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 122 Office Hours: Monday 11:00 - 12:00/Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 and by appointment

    • 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 326A Office Hours: On Leave

    • Laura Kelley

      kelleyld@tulane.edu
      Adjunct Faculty (Ph.D, Tulane, 2004)
      Laura Kelley specializes in U.S. History.
      Phone: 504-862-8600 Office: Hebert 204 Office Hours: By Appointment

    • 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 Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30 - 3:30 and by appointment

    • 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

    • Randy J. Sparks

      rsparks1@tulane.edu
      Randy Sparks specializes in Southern History, the Early Modern Atlantic World, and American Religious History.
      Phone: 504-862-8627 Office: Hebert 118 Office Hours: By Appointment

    • 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 Office Hours: Monday 2:00 - 5:00 and by appointment