History

Academic Department

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Jonathan Wiesen, Department Chairperson

    Jonathan Wiesen, Ph.D., an authority on modern European history, including histories of racism and antisemitism, and the history of advertising and consumerism, is the new chair of the Department of History.

    Wiesen comes to the department from Southern Illinois University’s Department of History, for which he has been department chair since 2016 and a member of the faculty since 1998.

    “It’s an honor to be named the chair of the Department of History,” Wiesen said. “I am thrille...

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    Michele Forman, Director

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    Amy Watson, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Andre Millard, Professor (P)

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    Andrew Baer, Associate Professor (P)

    Andrew Baer studies race and policing in the twentieth-century American city. Born in the Ohio Rust Belt in the early 1980s and raised in Sun Belt Florida, his interest in history began with observations about inequality and injustice in the present day. Drawn by history’s ability to influence contemporary struggles for social justice, Andrew began his academic career studying the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. After moving to Chicago, his attention shifted forward in time and rel...

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    Andrew Keitt, Associate Professor (P)

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    Brian Steele, Associate Professor (P)

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    Carolyn Conley, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    George Liber, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    John Van Sant, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. John Van Sant joined the Department of History at UAB in the Fall of 2000. He has presented several papers on his research at regional, national, and international history and Asian studies conferences. His research is primarily on the political, ideological, and cultural changes in Japan during the nineteenth century. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Japan and China, plus World history undergraduate courses. Dr. Van Sant also works with the Advanced Placement World History p...

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    Jonathan Wiesen, Professor (P)

    Jonathan Wiesen, Ph.D., an authority on modern European history, including histories of racism and antisemitism, and the history of advertising and consumerism, is the new chair of the Department of History.

    Wiesen comes to the department from Southern Illinois University’s Department of History, for which he has been department chair since 2016 and a member of the faculty since 1998.

    “It’s an honor to be named the chair of the Department of History,” Wiesen said. “I am thrille...

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    Jordan Bauer, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P)

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    Joyce-Zoe Farley, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P)

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    Michele Forman, Instructor (P)

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    Natasha Zaretsky, Professor (P)

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    Pamela King, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Stephen Miller, Professor (P)

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    Tennant McWilliams, Professor (P)

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    Walter Ward, Professor (P)

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    William Womack, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P)

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