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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

History Faculty & Staff

Johann Neem, Department Chair

Johann Neem, History Department Chair




Western Washington University
​Bellingham, WA 98225-9061
Bond Hall 360
Telephone: 360-650-2511
Fax: 360-650-7789


Name Academic Title Faculty Research Interests Contact Info Office Hours
Charles Anderson Associate Professor
modern Middle East, imperialism, nationalism and anticolonialism, US foreign policy
(360) 650-3458

Fridays, 3:00-4:30 (please contact via email)

Dharitri Bhattacharjee Assistant Professor
South Asian History, Indian Ocean World, Empire, Colonialism, Decolonization
(360) 650-3139

Wednesday 10 am-12 pm or by appointment.

Pedro Cameselle-Pesce Assistant Professor
Modern Latin America; U.S.-Latin American Relations; Immigration and Ethnicity
(360) 650-4497

Mondays 9:30-10:30 AM; Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM; and by appointment

Josh Cerretti Associate Professor
Sexuality, race, and gender in modern U.S. history.
(360) 650-6416

Wednesdays. noon-2pm

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Daniel Chard Visiting Assistant Professor
US and the world since World War II, social movements, politics, terrorism and counterterrorism
(360) 650-3086

Via Zoom by appointment; preference: Fridays 9am-3pm

Susan Costanzo Associate Professor
Post-Stalin society and culture
(360) 650-3062

WF 11:30-12:30 and by appt.

Peter Diehl Associate Professor
heresy, medieval Italy, Carolingian Empire
(360) 650-3466

MW 2:30-4:00 and by appointment

Amanda Eurich Professor
early modern Europe, France, gender, religious and cultural history
(360) 650-3141

12-1:30 Wednesdays and by appointmnet

Emi Foulk Bushelle Assistant Professor
Early Modern Japan; Japanese Nativism; Japanese Intellectual History
(360) 650-4954

On Leave for Fall 2020

Chris Friday Professor
Indigenous Histories, Racial and Ethnic Studies, Pacific Northwest and North American West History, Public History
(360) 650-4862

OFFICE HOURS: Wednesdays, 11:30-12:15 • (Links to an external site.) • Meeting ID: 969 8603 7240 • Passcode: 522951 • One tap mobile o +12532158782, Must use WWU email account.

Chris Friday, Professor of History and Graduate Advisor, Western Washington University
Steven Garfinkle Professor
Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Economy, Early State Formation, Commerce & Communication in the Ancient World
(360) 650-3456

M + W 2:30pm - 3:30pm, and by appointment.

Jared Hardesty Associate Professor
Colonial America, Atlantic World, Slavery
(360) 650-3043

On Leave AY 2020-21

Michael Hughes
(360) 650-6607

M 12 - 2

Christine Johnston Assistant Professor
Ancient Mediterranean History; Trade and Political Economy; Cultural Heritage; Environmental History; Digital Humanities; Public History
(360) 650-2062

Winter: Wednesday 3–4 pm and by appt. (email for Zoom meeting ID)

Ricardo López-Pedreros Professor
Histories of Latin America, world history, and histories of democracy and domination. Histories of the middle classes.
(360) 650-2939

Monday and Wednesday 10:00-11:15 and gladly by appointment

Hakeem Naim Visiting Assistant Professor
Modern Middle East, South Asian History, Colonialism and Decolonization, Intellectual History, Ottoman Empire and Afghanistan
(360) 650-3465

W 12:00-1:00

Johann Neem Professor
American Revolution; Early American Republic; American Intellectual History; History of Education
(360) 650-2511

Winter 2021: Thursdays 12:30-2:30, and by appointment (Zoom)

Peter Pihos Assistant Professor
post-WWII black social and political history, criminal justice, urban history, political economy, state power, legal history
(360) 650-3095

Tuesday, 11:30am to 1:30pm

Hunter Price Assistant Professor
American Revolution, Early American Republic, Civil War Era, American Religion
(360) 650-3439

W 10-11:30 and by appointment

Jennifer Seltz Associate Professor
(360) 650-2510

MW 11-12 and by appointment

Mart Stewart Professor
Environmental history, history of science, 19th century cultural history, history of the U.S. and Global South
(360) 650-3455

Winter '21: Wed. 2:30-3:30 and by appointment

Roger R. Thompson Professor
Modern China
(360) 650-2342

Winter 2021: TR 12:30-2:00 and by appointment

Sarah Zarrow Assistant Professor
Jewish life in Eastern Europe, Nationalism, Jewish political movements, Museum Studies
(360) 650-3053

Mondays 11-1 (via Zoom)

Sarah Zimmerman Associate Professor
African History, Gender, Colonialism, Militarization, and Public History
(360) 650-2967

W21 : Tu & Th 16:00-17:00, or by appointment


Name Academic Title Faculty Research Interests Contact Info Office Hours
Cecilia Danysk Emeritus Professor
Len Helfgott
Rand Jimerson Emeritus Professor
George Mariz Emeritus Professor
(360) 650-3446
Harry Ritter Emeritus Professor

Affiliated/Part-Time Faculty

Name Academic Title Faculty Research Interests Contact Info Office Hours
Holly Folk Associate Professor
(360) 650-6875
Kitty Friesen
(360) 650-3124
Mark Greenberg Dean of Libraries
American Jewish History
(360) 650-3051
Elizabeth Joffrion Director of Heritage Resources
(360) 650-3283
Tony Kurtz Library/Archival Profession 3
(360) 650-3124
Kimberly Lynn Professor
Early Modern Europe and Iberian World; Mediterranean; Atlantic World; Empire, Law, Religion
(360) 650-4869

Tues. 2-2:45 p.m., Thurs. 11-11:45 a.m., and by appointment

Jonathan Miran Professor
Northeast Africa; Islam in Africa; Indian Ocean world; transnational / transregional history; migration; Italian colonialism
(360) 650-4867

Tuesday/Thursday 12.45-1.30 and 4.00-4.30

Scott Pearce Professor
(360) 650-3897
Ruth Steele Archivist
(360) 650-7747
Midori Takagi Associate Professor
(360) 650-7381


Name Academic Title Faculty Research Interests Contact Info Office Hours
Dylan Gibson Office Assistant 3
(360) 650-7779

9:00am - 5:00pm

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Rebecca Hutchins Department Manager
(360) 650-3457