With 13 full-time faculty members, the History Department is among the largest at Davidson. All of our faculty members hold doctorates and are actively engaged in research and scholarship. The department emphasizes excellence in undergraduate teaching, and several of us have received awards for outstanding teaching, including the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award. We also have been recognized by our professional peers for scholarly distinction, receiving national and international awards for both publications and professional service. The History faculty is exceptionally active in, and deeply committed to interdisciplinary programs across the Davidson curriculum, including Africana Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, Arabic Studies, Digital Studies, East Asian Studies, and South Asian Studies.

Department Contacts

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Dan Aldridge

  • Chair & Professor of Africana Studies | Professor of History
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Jonathan Berkey

  • James B. Duke Professor of History | Interim Chair of Chinese Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • The Middle East
  • The Islamic World
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Meghna Chaudhuri

  • James B. Duke Assistant Professor of History

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Modern South Asia
  • History of Capitalism
  • Social Theory


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Meghna Chaudhuri

Vivien Dietz

  • Chair of Gender and Sexuality Studies | Professor of History
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Jennifer Garcia Peacock

  • James B. Duke Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
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Hilary Green

  • James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • United States History
  • Civil War Memory
  • African American History


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Professor Hilary Green

Michael Guasco

  • Professor of History

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Colonial America
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Jakub Kabala

  • Associate Professor of History and Digital Studies
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Peter Krentz

  • Chair and W. R. Grey Professor of Classics | Professor of History



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Jane Mangan

  • John and Ruth McGee Director of the Dean Rusk International Studies Program | Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History and Latin American Studies
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Dasa Mortensen

  • Assistant Professor of History
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Anna Nguyen

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Asian American History
  • 20th Century U.S. History
  • Critical Refugee Studies



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Anna Nguyen

Carol Quillen

  • President Emerita | Professor of History
President Emerita and Professor of History Carol Quillen

Rose Stremlau

  • Associate Professor of History

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Native Americans in the South
  • History and Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Patricia Tilburg

  • Chair & James B. Duke Professor of History | Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • History of Modern Europe (France, Paris)
  • History of Women, Gender, and Sexualities
  • Labor History
Patricia Tilburg

John Wertheimer

  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History
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Alice Wiemers

  • Associate Professor of History
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Miriam Jacobson

  • Departmental Coordinator
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