Faculty


Heather Hoag

Department Chair
(415) 422-5412

Heather Hoag, PhD, specializes in African environmental history with an emphasis in river history, hydropower development, and development planning....

Education:

PhD, History, Boston University, 2003

Expertise:

African environmental history with an emphasis in river history, hydropower development, technology, and development planning

Courses:

First-Year Seminar-Top in Hist, Global Environmental History, History of South Africa, Directed Study

Martin Claussen

Professor
(415) 422-6726

Martin A. Claussen received his PhD from the University of Virginia. His areas of interest include Ancient and Medieval Europe.

Education:

PhD, University of Virginia

Courses:

European Civilization, The Ancient Near East, The Classical Mediterranean World, 1200 B.C. to 31 A.D., Late Antiquity, Directed Study, Late Antiquity and the Dawn of the Middle Ages, Western Heritage

Melissa Dale

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6357

Melissa S. Dale has served as Executive Director of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies since August 2012. Prior to joining the faculty and staff at...

Education:

PhD, East Asian History (China), Georgetown University | MA, Asian Languages (Chinese), Stanford | BA, Oriental Languages (Chinese), UC Berkeley

Courses:

East Asian Civilizations

Candice Harrison

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6709

Candice Harrison joined the department in Fall 2008 after completing her PhD at Emory University. Her teaching interests span the eras of colonial...

Education:

PhD, Emory University

Courses:

Black Activists & Visionaries, Community Engagement: Fillmore, Ideal of Ctznshp:Hist Amer Ppl, African American History, Ideal of Citizenship, First-Year Seminar-Top in Hist, Slavery in US Hist & Culture, History of American Popular Culture, Radical Lbr Movemnts US Hist

Uldis Kruze

Professor
(415) 422-6300

Uldis Kruze received his PhD from Indiana University. His areas of interests include Japanese and Chinese political history; U.S. diplomatic...

Courses:

Directed Reading & Research, East Asian Civilizations, Modern Japan Since Perry, History of U.S.-China Relations, Modern Japan Since Perry

Julio Moreno

Professor
(415) 422-6082

Julio Moreno, PhD is an experienced educator, presenter, and commentator. He has served as director of the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas...

Courses:

Latin American Perspectives, Modern Latin America, Latinos in the U.S., Directed Study, Latin American Perspectives, Latino/as in the United States

Kathryn Nasstrom

Professor
(415) 422-6074

Kathryn Nasstrom teaches in the U.S. field and specializes in civil rights history, women’s history, oral history, and memory & narrative studies...

Courses:

Women in US History, The Civil Rights Movement in History and Film, Women in U.S. History, History Internship, Directed Study, United States History Seminar

Elliot Neaman

Professor
(415) 422-6411

Elliot Neaman received a BA in sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1979, an MA in history and philosophy from the Freie Universität...

Education:

PhD, History, University of California at Berkeley | MA, History and Philosophy, Freie Universität in Berlin | BA, Sociology, University of British Columbia

Courses:

The World Since 1945, European Civilization, Historical Methods, The World Since 1945, Modern German History, Special Undergraduate Studies in History, Undergraduate Seminar in European History, Late Modern Intellectual History; Existentialism and Humanism

Katrina Olds

Associate Professor, History
(415) 422-4378

Katrina Olds is a specialist in early modern Spanish history. Her research interests include popular culture and religion; Counter-Reformation...

Education:

PhD and MA, History, Princeton University | Masters of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Courses:

Special Topics, First-Year Seminar-Top in Hist, Special Topics in Historical Methodology, Muslims, Christians and Jews in Medieval Spain, Undergraduate Seminar in European History, Renaissance Culture, New World Encounters, Directed Research, Davies Seminar, Western Heritage, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Michael Stanfield

Professor
(415) 422-6422

Michael Edward Stanfield, PhD, University of New Mexico, 1992, is an historian of modern Latin America, focusing on topics in the social and cultural...

Education:

PhD, University of New Mexico | MA, San Diego State University | BA, UC Berkeley

Courses:

Special Topics, Latin American Perspectives, Colonial Latin America, Brazil and Amazonia, The Southern Cone, Andean Nations, Brazil and Amazonia, Latin American Perspectives, The Southern Cone, Andean Nations

M. Antoni Ucerler S.J.

Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History; Associate Professor
(415) 422-2781

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J. is the Director and Associate Professor at the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History. He is also Fellow of...

Courses:

Early Global History, Cultures of East Asia, Directed Study, Dir Reading & Research

Taymiya Zaman

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4377

Taymiya R. Zaman received her BA, Philosophy, Smith College and her PhD in History (2007) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the...

Education:

PhD, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor | BA, Philosophy, Smith College

Courses:

Indian Civilizations, Historical Methods, Sex&TransgressionIslWrld, Living Muslim History, Islamic Empires, Directed Study

James Zarsadiaz

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4168

James Zarsadiaz is Assistant Professor of History and serves as Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program. His research and teaching...

Education:

PhD, History, Northwestern University | MA, History, Northwestern University | BA, American Studies and Political Science, George Washington University

Courses:

Ideal of Ctznshp:Hist Amer Ppl, Directed Study, History of the U.S., Asian American History, Ideal of Citizenship, The American City, United States History Seminar

Part-Time


Chase Arnold

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6784

Chase Arnold is currently a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. His area of focus is Sub-Saharan Africa and his research...

Education:

MPhil from the University of Cambridge | BA from Brigham Young University

Courses:

Modern African History

George Germany

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2379

Dr. Germany lectures in European Civilization. He has studied at the University of Texas, SMU, Saint Andrews University, Scotland, Trinity College,...

Courses:

European Civilization

Christopher O'Sullivan

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-4389

Chris O'Sullivan received his BA from UC Berkeley and his MA and PhD from the London School of Economics, University of London. He is the recipient...

Courses:

European Civilization, European/U.S. History, History of the U.S., The History and Geography of California, Directed Study

Bernard von Bothmer

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2631

Bernard von Bothmer received a BA with honors from Brown University, an MA from Stanford University, and a PhD from Indiana University. He received...

Courses:

History of the U.S., First-Year Seminar-Top in Hist, Special Undergraduate Studies in History, Directed Study

Contact Info

Department of History

Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall 327 (415) 422-6784 (415) 422-5784