College of Humanities & Social Sciences

History Faculty & Staff

Johann Neem, Department Chair

Johann Neem, History Department Chair




Western Washington University
​Bellingham, WA 98225-9061
Bond Hall 360
Telephone: 360-650-2511
Fax: 360-650-7789


Name Academic Title Faculty Research Interests Contact Info Office Hours
Charles Anderson Associate Professor
modern Middle East, imperialism, nationalism and anticolonialism, US foreign policy
(360) 650-3458

on leave, Winter and Spring 2020

Dharitri Bhattacharjee Assistant Professor
South Asian History, Indian Ocean World, Empire, Colonialism, Decolonization
(360) 650-3139

Tuesday 4 - 5 PM , Wednesday 8-9 AM , Thursday 8 30 to 9 30 and by appointment

Pedro Cameselle-Pesce Assistant Professor
Modern Latin America; U.S.-Latin American Relations; Immigration and Ethnicity
(360) 650-4497

Tuesdays 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM

Josh Cerretti Associate Professor
Sexuality, race, and gender in modern U.S. history.
(360) 650-6416

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:30pm

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Daniel Chard Visiting Assistant Professor
Post World War II U.S.; social movements, policing, terrorism and counterterrorism
(360) 650-3086

Via Zoom by appointment; preference: Fridays 9am-12pm

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Susan Costanzo Associate Professor
Post-Stalin society and culture
(360) 650-3062

M 11-12, R 3:30-4:30, and by appt.

Peter Diehl Associate Professor
heresy, medieval Italy, Carolingian Empire
(360) 650-3466

MW 2:30-4:00 and by appointment

Amanda Eurich Professor
early modern Europe, France, gender, religious and cultural history
(360) 650-3141

TR 3-5pm; Wednesday 1-3 and by appointment

Emi Foulk Bushelle Assistant Professor
Early Modern Japan; Japanese Nativism; Japanese Intellectual History
(360) 650-4954

R 1-3 pm, and by appointment (via Zoom)

Chris Friday Professor
Indigenous Histories, Racial and Ethnic Studies, Pacific Northwest and North American West History, Public History
(360) 650-4862

Summer 2020--By Appointment (and via Zoom) Only

Chris Friday, Professor of History and Graduate Advisor, Western Washington University
Steven Garfinkle Professor
Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Economy, Early State Formation, Commerce & Communication in the Ancient World
(360) 650-3456

M + W 2:30pm - 3:30pm, and by appointment.

Jared Hardesty Associate Professor
Colonial America, Atlantic World, Slavery
(360) 650-3043

On Leave AY 2020-21

Christine Johnston Assistant Professor
Ancient Mediterranean History; Trade and Political Economy; Cultural Heritage; Environmental History; Digital Humanities
(360) 650-2062

Fall: Friday 1–3pm (email for Zoom meeting ID) and by appt.

Ricardo López-Pedreros Professor
Histories of Latin America, world history, and histories of democracy and domination. Histories of the middle classes.
(360) 650-2939

Wednesday 11-12 and gladly by appointment

Hakeem Naim Visiting Assistant Professor
Modern Middle East, South Asian History, Colonialism and Decolonization, Intellectual History, Ottoman Empire and Afghanistan
(360) 650-3465

W 10:00-12:00

Johann Neem Professor
American Revolution; Early American Republic; American Intellectual History; History of Education
(360) 650-2511

Spring 2020: Tuesdays 12:30-2:30, and by appointment

Peter Pihos Assistant Professor
post-WWII black social and political history, criminal justice, urban history, political economy, state power, legal history
(360) 650-3095

Tuesday, Thursday 3-4pm

Hunter Price Assistant Professor
American Revolution, Early American Republic, Civil War Era, American Religion
(360) 650-3439

T 4:00-5:00 and by appointment

Jennifer Seltz Associate Professor
(360) 650-2510

TR 9-10 and by appointment

Mart Stewart Professor
Environmental history, history of science, 19th century cultural history, history of the U.S. and Global South
(360) 650-3455

Spring '20: Wednesday 2:30-4:00

Roger R. Thompson Professor
Modern China
(360) 650-2342

Spring 2019: TR 12:30-1:50 and by appointment

Sarah Zarrow Assistant Professor
Jewish life in Eastern Europe, Nationalism, Jewish political movements, Museum Studies
(360) 650-3053

Tuesdays, 10:00-2:00 (by appt); 11:00-12:00 open hours via Zoom

Sarah Zimmerman Associate Professor
African History, Gender, Colonialism, Militarization, and Public History
(360) 650-2967

Sabbatical Leave 2019-2020

Affiliated/Part-Time Faculty

Name Academic Title Faculty Research Interests Contact Info Office Hours
Holly Folk Associate Professor
(360) 650-6875
Kitty Friesen
(360) 650-3124
Mark Greenberg Dean of Libraries
American Jewish History
(360) 650-3051
Elizabeth Joffrion Director of Heritage Resources
(360) 650-3283
Tony Kurtz Library/Archival Profession 3
(360) 650-3124
Kimberly Lynn Professor
Early Modern Europe and Iberian World; Mediterranean; Atlantic World; Empire, Law, Religion
(360) 650-4869

Tues. 2-2:45 p.m., Thurs. 11-11:45 a.m., and by appointment

Jonathan Miran Professor
Northeast Africa; Islam in Africa; Indian Ocean world; transnational / transregional history; migration; Italian colonialism
(360) 650-4867

Tuesday/Thursday 12.45-1.30 and 4.00-4.30

Scott Pearce Professor
(360) 650-3897
Ruth Steele Archivist
(360) 650-7747
Midori Takagi Associate Professor
(360) 650-7381


Name Academic Title Faculty Research Interests Contact Info Office Hours
Dylan Gibson Office Assistant 3
(360) 650-7779

9:00am - 5:00pm

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Jennie Huber Admin Services Manager A
(360) 650-3457

7:30 - 4:30