Graduate Studies

Before You Apply

As you consider our department for your graduate studies,

  • Discuss the possibility of pursuing a Ph.D. in History with a trusted academic advisor — ideally someone who holds the PH.D. degree.
  • Acquaint yourself with the names and research interests of our faculty accepting new students for Fall 2017
  • Contact relevant faculty via email to discuss the possibility of working with him or her as your main advisor
  • Please note that the single most important criterion that the Admissions Committee considers is whether there is a good fit between your research interests and those of one or more of our faculty.


Faculty Accepting New Graduate Students

  • Jay Aronson, in the fields of History of Science and Technology
  • Paul Eiss in Mexican history and anthropology; Latin America
  • Edda Fields-Black in the field of African Diaspora
  • Wendy Goldman in the field of Russian/ Soviet history, revolutionary movements, Stalinism, World War II
  • Donna Harsch in German history (c. 1890-2000), in the fields of social, gender, and policy history
  • Christopher Phillips in History of Science/Technology/Medicine, History of education, U.S. History
  • Scott Sandage in archival approaches to the cultural history of the U.S. 1820-1940
  • Nico Slate in the fields of Transnational African American history, connections between the United States and India, history of education and social change
  • John Soluri in Environmental History of Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on commodities, animals, food, and energy
  • Lisa Tetrault in the fields of nineteenth-century social movements, women's rights, and memory
  • Joe William Trotter, Jr. in the fields of African American Urban, Labor, and Working Class History