Department of History

New Faces

Meet the Department of History's newest faculty members.

Laura L. Lovett

Laura Lovett joins us in Fall 2018 as a Visiting Associate Professor on leave from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Dr. Lovett is a historian of the United States in the Twentieth Century specializing in the history of women, gender, and sexuality, the history of children and youth, and the history of eugenics. Read more >>

Jan Musekamp

Jan Musekamp joins us in Fall 2018 as DAAD Associate Professor. He is a cultural historian of Germany and Eastern Europe, specializing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He will offer courses on German and European entangled history, transnational history, migration history and more. Read more>>

Carla Nappi

Carla Nappi joins us in Fall 2018 as Mellon Professor of History. Dr. Nappi is a historian of China in early modernity specializing in the history of science and health, the history of translation, and historical pataphysics. (You can ask her about that last one when you meet her!) She spends much of her time working with Chinese and Manchu-language documents. Read more>>

Alaina E. Roberts

Alaina Roberts joins us in Fall 2018 as Dietrich School Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Roberts is an ethnohistorian whose research explores the intersection of nineteenth century African American and Native American history and culture. She will offer courses on the American Frontier, the Civil War, and more. Read more >>

Bennett Sherry

Bennett Sherry joins us in Fall 2018 as a Visiting Lecturer. Bennett is a world historian specializing in refugees and forced migration. His research explores the role played by transnational refugee groups and human rights NGOs in the development of a global refugee system during the twentieth century. Read more>>

Zhaojin Zeng

Zhaojin Zeng joins us in Fall 2018 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History. Zeng is a historian of modern China and East Asia, with research and teaching interests in transnational economic and business history, the interactions between industry, technology, and state-building, and US-China economic engagement. Read more >>