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 Assistant 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.

Bayarsaikhan Dashdondog
(360) 650-3041
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

Via Email: M-W: 10AM-4 PM • R & F: 10AM-Noon • Replys by end of next working day when possible.

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

MW 12-1pm and by appointment

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

Spring: 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
Matthew Van Duyn Instructor
(360) 650-7216

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-4:30


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