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David Pietz
Professor, Director of the Global Studies Program
Email: dpietz@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1841
FAX: 520-621-2422
Office: CHVZ 319E

David Pietz is Professor of Chinese History in the Department of History, and Director of the Global Studies Program at the University of Arizona.  He also holds the UNESCO Chair in Environmental History.  Dr. Pietz’s research on the environmental history of modern China has been supported by...


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Beth Plummer
Associate Professor, Susan C. Karant-Nunn Professor of Reformation and Early Modern European History, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies
Email: meplummer@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-9193
FAX: 520-621-2422
Office: Douglass 307

Beth Plummer is the first holder of the Susan C. Karant-Nunn Chair in Reformation and Early Modern European History in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona.  Before coming to University of Arizona, she held positions at the College of Charleston,...


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Edward Polanco
Alumnus

Edward is now a faculty member in the Department of History at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). His research focuses on Nahua people (an indigenous group) in Central Mexico. By using evidence from colonial documents written in Spanish and Nahuatl (spoken by Nahua people) his investigation offers...


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Hermann Rebel
Emeritus Professor of History
Email: hrebel@email.arizona.edu

 

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In my research work I pursue a specific "world system" approach to focus on the historical devolution of a German-speaking region in the Austrian empire,...


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Catalina Rodriguez
Email: rodrigu1@email.arizona.edu
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Paul Ruffner
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J. Osciel Salazar
PhD Student
Email: oscielsalazar@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a PhD student studying Latin American history. 


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Michael Schaller
Emeritus Professor of History
Email: schaller@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 621-3831
Office: CHVZ 319F

EDUCATION

University of Michigan , Department of History, Ph.D., 1974, "The United States and China , 1938-1945" Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei , administered by Stanford University , 1971-2 University of Michigan , Department of History, M.A., 1969 State...
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Alexander Schweig
PhD Candidate
Email: aschweig@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a PhD candidate currently writing a dissertation on the social history of technology in the late Ottoman Empire. Specifically, I am studying the ways in which the construction and early operation of the Anatolian Railroad interacted with existing social and economic patterns in Central...


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John Senseney
Associate Professor
Email: jsenseney@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 621-3070
Office: CHVZ 403B

I'm an historian of the architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world. I've written on topics including Archaic Greek construction and engineering; how the making of things impacted how Greeks understood bodies, the universe, and perception; and how Romans changed the world through highly...


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Rachel Small
PhD Student
Email: rachelsmall@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a PhD student in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, studying under Dr. Ute Lotz-Heumann, Dr. Marjorie (Beth) Plummer, and Dr. Susan Karant-Nunn. In 2019-2020, I will be completing my dissertation research in Germany as a Fulbright IIE Student Scholar (Research). My...


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Joshua Steele
Graduate Student
Email: jbsteele@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520)621-1579

Joshua is a second-year World/Comparative History MA student, interested in studying North African decolonization in the mid to late twentieth century.


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Rob Stephan
Email: rstephan@email.arizona.edu
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Tyina Steptoe
Associate Professor
Email: tsteptoe@email.arizona.edu
Office: Chávez 319D

I write and teach about race, gender, and culture in the United States. My book, Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City, received the Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book of 2016 (North American) from the...


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Laura Tabili
Professor
Email: tabili@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 626-8420
Office: CHVZ 403F

Since coming to the University of Arizona, I have been been responsible for guiding undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study Modern European history. I teach an array of courses that take Europe as a whole, rather than one country, as the unit of analysis. They include War, Peace...


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Secil Uluisik
Email: suluisik@email.arizona.edu
TEL: +1-440-381-7177

I completed my Ph.D. with a major in Middle East History and a minor in Comparative History at The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Currently, I am based in Cleveland, Ohio.

My areas of...


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Cristina Urias-Espinoza
PhD Candidate
Email: curiasespinoza@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Latin American History at the University of Arizona.  Before moving to Tucson, I received my Bachelor in Architecture and a M.A. in Historic Preservation in Mexico.  My master thesis: Arquitectura Misional de la Compañía de Jesús en la Antigua Provincia de Sinaloa,...


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Rita Marie Velasco
Graduate Student, HGA Secretary 2018-2019
Email: ritavelasco@email.arizona.edu
Office: Chavez 422

Rita Velasco is an MA student specializing in the history of modern Mexico. Her research focuses on post-revolutionary Mexico and the US/Mexico border region through a study of Fiestas Patrias celebrated on both sides of the poltical boundary. 


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Jeremy Vetter
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: jvetter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1706
Office: CHVZ 403A

 

 

 

Regularly Offered Courses:

HIST 160C1 The Making of American Cultures

HIST 246 History of American Capitalism

HIST 247 Nature and Technology in U.S. History

HIST 335 Western America: Law and Order, 1785-1915...


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Mariel Watt
Email: marielw@email.arizona.edu
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Douglas Weiner
Professor
Email: dweiner@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 626-8427
Office: CHVZ 328

Doug Weiner loves bowling, cats, and high culture. According to the Russian newspaper ZAVTRA, Dr. Weiner was one of the people chiefly responsible for the downfall of the Soviet Union (Many people in Tucson don't realize how important I REALLY am!).  My research has focused on examining...


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Donald Weinstein
Professor Emeritus
Email: donaldweinstein@q.com
TEL: 5204555275
FAX: 5204555275

Curriculum Vitae

Born: March 13, 1926, Rochester, New York; Died: December 13, 2015, Tucson.

Schooling: Rochester, NY Public Schools

Graduation High School 1943

Employment: Bond Clothing Co, Eastman Kodak, Bausch and Lomb, New York Central Railway

 

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Frank Whitehead
PhD Candidate
Email: frankw1@email.arizona.edu

I am a PhD candidate in United States history, focusing predominantly on the 19th and 20th century American West.  I am specifically interested in rodeo, human-animal history, the environmental history of the West, and questions of gender and masculinity.

I completed both my BA (2011) and...


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Andrew Wickersham
Email: wickershama@email.arizona.edu
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Ashley Wunder
Graduate Student
Email: wundera@email.arizona.edu
Office: CHVZ 422
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Robin Zenger
PhD, Adjunct Professor
Email: rzenger@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 621-3247
Office: CHVZ 336
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Sofia Zepeda
PhD Candidate
Email: szepeda@email.arizona.edu

I am a PhD candidate studying British history with an interest in the intersections of gender, status, popular culture, and the state. My dissertation combines these interests in exploring the lives of British and Irish sailors and their families from 1770 to 1820. 


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