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.
Emeritus Faculty (Ph., D., Chicago, 1978)
George L. Bernstein specializes in 19th and 20th century Britain, especially political history and the development of Liberalism.
Emeritus Faculty (Ph.D., Tulane, 1969)
Sylvia R. Frey specializes in Colonial and Revolutionary America; U.S. political traditions and institutions; women and religion.
Emeritus Faculty (Ph.D., UW Madison, 1972)
Richard B. Latner specializes in Jacksonian America; Sectionalism and Civil War; Salem Witchcraft, and Digital Humanities.
Emeritus Faculty (Ph.D., UCLA, 1969)
Colin M. MacLachlan is John Christy Barr Distinguished Professor and specializes in Latin America social history, particularly in Brazil and Mexico. His new interest are in environmental history, especially the comparative study of rivers.
Emeritus Faculty (Ph.D., Yale, 1976)
Lawrence Powell holds the James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization. He specializes in Civil War and Reconstruction; Southern history; Louisiana history and politics; and the Holocaust. From 1998 to 2000 he was Director of Tulane's Campus Affiliates Program (CAP); from 2000 to 2005 he was Executive Director of the Tulane/Xavier National Center for the Urban Community. He currently directs the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.
Emeritus Faculty (Ph.D., UCLA, 1984)
Susan Schroeder is the France V. Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History. She specializes int he social history of the Native Americans of Colonial Mexico, particularly in the Nahuas as marginal intellectuals. Her special interest is the philological study of Nahuatl-language documents.
Emeritus Faculty (Ph.D., Tulane, 1962)
Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr. specializes in Latin America with an emphasis on post-independence Central America.
Emeritus Faculty (Ph.D., Texas Christian, 1975)
Gertrude Yeager specializes in Latin American social and political history, Spanish South America, and women and gender.