Faculty & Staff

Our international faculty have trained at first-rate academic institutions in both the U.S. and abroad. Many have won awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Fulbright Association. They sit on the boards of professional associations and historical journals and write award-winning books.

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Professors

Asselin

Pierre Asselin
Professor; Dwight E. Stanford Chair in American Foreign Relations
Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Office: AL 568 
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Vietnam War, American foreign relations, Cold War international history, Southeast Asia

Beasley

Edward Beasley
Professor
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office: AL 572
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Victorian England, Imperialism, Racism

Ben

Pablo Ben
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Office: AL 523 | Phone: (619) 594-2557 (Email preferred)
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Modern Latin America, Southern Cone, Argentina, Gender and Sexuality, Social History

Blum

Edward J. Blum
Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Office: AL 525 
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Religion and race

grey square - placeholderEric Boime
Professor, Imperial Valley Campus
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Phone: (760) 768-5535
Email: [email protected]


Borah

Abikal Borah
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Office: AL 557 | Phone: (619) 594-1121
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa, Indian Ocean World, history of violence, history of migration, and postcolonial theory

Cline

David P. Cline
Professor; Director, Center for Public and Oral History
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: AL 529 | Phone: (619) 594-0476
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: U.S. social movements, oral history, digital humanities, public history

Daddis

Gregory A. Daddis
Professor; Director, Center for War and Society; USS Midway Chair in Modern U.S. Military History
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: AL 528
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Military History, Vietnam War, Cold War era

Devos

Paula De Vos
Professor 
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Office: AL 534 | Phone: (619) 594-4893
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Colonial Latin America, Mexico

Dumas

Raechel Dumas
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Office: AL 561
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Modern Japan, popular culture, trauma narratives, gender and sexuality

Edgerton

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley
Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Office: AL 532 | Phone: (619) 594-6985
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: East Asian History, Modern China and Japan

Frieberg

Annika Frieberg
Associate Professor; Graduate Adviser
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Office: AL 576 
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Central Europe, Poland, Germany, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction

grey square - placeholderCarlos R. Herrera
Professor, Imperial Valley Campus
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Office: East Faculty #134
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Colonial and Modern Latin America, the Spanish Borderlands, Latinos in the U.S

Kazemi

Ranin Kazemi
Associate Professor; Director, International Business Program
Ph.D., Yale University
Office: AL 515
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, environmental history, social and economic history

Kornfeld

Eve Kornfeld
Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University
Office: AL 571
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Colonial and Revolutionary America; Childhood; Gender

Passanti

Tom Passananti
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Office: AL 573
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Mexican history, Modern East Asian/ International History, U.S. History

Penrose

Walter D. Penrose, Jr.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., City University of New York
Office: AL 565 | Phone: (619) 594-1102
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Ancient Greek and Hellenistic History, History of Gender and Sexuality

Pollard

Elizabeth Pollard
Professor; Co-Director, SDSU Center for Comics Studies
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Office: AL 527 | Phone: (619) 594-6992
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: Ancient Rome, World History, Witchcraft, Digital Pedagogies, Comics

Putman

John Putman
Professor; Associate Dean, College of Arts & Letters
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office: AL 600 | Phone: (619) 594-5431
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: American West, California, 20th-century US History, Science-Fiction Television

WieseAndrew Wiese
Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Office: AL 531 
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: 20th century US, Urban, Political and Environmental

Yeh, Chiou-LingChiou-Ling Yeh
Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Office: AL 517 | Phone: (619) 594-6994
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests: American History, Race and Ethnicity

 

Lecturers

AbmanZamira Abman
Comparative International Studies Program Director
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Office: AL 536
Email: [email protected]

ProfileRyan Acton
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Office: AL 569
Email: [email protected]


ProfilePatrick Adamiak
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office: AL 555
Email: [email protected]


EllstrandNathan Ellstrand
DPAA Research Partner Fellow
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
Office: AL 513 
Email: [email protected]

GastilGeorge Gastil
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Office: AL 519
Email: [email protected]


GoveJohn Gove
Ph.D. candidate, University of California, San Diego
Office: AL 586
Email: [email protected]


Susanne HillmanSusanne Hillman
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office: AL 553
Email: [email protected]


KaffenbergerSchorsch Kaffenberger
M.A., San Diego State University
Office: AL 559
Email: [email protected]


Keller-LappHeidi Keller-Lapp
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office: AL 574
Email: [email protected]

 

ProfileGeoff Nathan
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Office: AL 511
Email: [email protected]


ParkerLindsay A.H. Parker
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Office: AL 584
Email: [email protected]


ProfileKevin Sheehan
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Office: AL 511
Email: [email protected]


StoutMary Stout
M.A., San Diego State University
Office: AL 580
Email: [email protected]


TarpleyJohn V. Tarpley
Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington
Office: AL 511
Email: [email protected]


TchirPaul Tchir
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office: AL 555
Email: [email protected]


ProfileWilliam Weeks
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office: AL 586
Email: [email protected]


YoungShahla Young
Ph.D., School or Oriental & African Studies, (SOAS), University of London
Office: AL 569
Email: [email protected]

Karl ZingheimKarl Zingheim
M.A., Norwich University
Office: AL 569
Email: [email protected]

 

Staff

ProfileMichael Borgstrom
Interim Department Chair and Associate Dean
Office: AL 600
Phone: (619) 594-5431
Email: [email protected]

ProfileFiona Liddell
Administrative Support Coordinator II
Office: AL 588A
Phone: (619) 594-7119
Email: [email protected]

ProfileChristina Weinert
Undergraduate Advisor

Email: [email protected]
See the Advising Assistance page for more information.

 

ProfileVacant Position
Administrative Support
Coordinator I
Office: AL 588C
Phone: (619) 594-4218