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Gender Studies / Sexuality

A sizeable group of faculty in the Department of History (many with joint appointments in other units) teach and conduct research on the history of women, gender, sexuality, body, and family, with an unusually wide chronological and geographic reach and strong interdisciplinary connections to other schools and departments at Michigan. Nationally recognized and top-ranked, the faculty in this field include particularly strong clusters in early modern and modern Europe, African, Asian, and Latin American history, as well as all periods of American history, including new strength in African-American history, Latino history, African diaspora, and Native American history.  Sub-disciplinary expertise spans intellectual, cultural, social and political history, including particular strengths in history of sexuality; race, empire and imperialism; religion and history of ideas; material culture; bodies, medicine, eugenics and reproduction; feminism and social movements; citizenship and subjectivity; public history and memory; visual history; and history of violence. History faculty members participate in and advise students enrolled in the History & Women's Studies Joint PhD Program.

Grace Argo
Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's Studies
Eimeel Castillo
Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate Fellow; Museum Studies Certificate Fellow
Katherine French
J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of History
Associate Chair
1733 Haven Hall 734.647.4899
Kelly Hannavi
Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's Studies
Jennifer Dominique Jones
Assistant Professor in History and Women's and Gender Studies
2526 Haven Hall
Valerie A. Kivelson
Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History
2743 Haven Hall
Helmut Puff
Elizabeth L. Eisenstein Collegiate Professor of History and Germanic Languages
3142 MLB
Sangita Saha
Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's Studies
Severina Scott
Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's Studies
LaKisha Simmons
Associate Professor of History & Women's and Gender Studies
2110 Lane Hall
Lucy Smith
Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's Studies
William Soergel
Doctoral Candidate in Greek and Roman History
1665 Haven Hall
Alexandra Minna Stern
Professor, American Culture, History, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wang Zheng
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies; Associate Scientist, Institute for Research on Women and Gender