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

Mondays 11:30 to 12:30, Tuesdays 10:30-12:00, and by appointment

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

Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm

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

Wednesday 1-2pm and by appointment

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

MW 11:30-12:30 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

T 11:50-1; R 11:50-12:40 and by appointment

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

Winter 2020: Tuesdays 12-1 and Thursdays 9-10 or by appointment.

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

T, R 12:30pm-1:30pm and by appointment

Christine Johnston Assistant Professor
Ancient Mediterranean History; Trade and Political Economy; Cultural Heritage; Environmental History; Digital Humanities
(360) 650-4954

Winter Office Hours: Monday 4:00–5:00pm; Wednesday 1:00–2:00pm; 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

Tuesday 12-1 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

Winter 2020: Monday 12-2, Friday 2-4

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

Wednesday, 1-3pm

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

T 2:00-3:30 and by appointment

Jennifer Seltz Associate Professor
(360) 650-2510

On leave through Winter 2020

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

Winter '20: On leave

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

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

Philip Van Huizen Visiting Assistant Professor
Canadian History, Environmental History, Canadian-U.S. Relations, Public History, Energy History
(360) 650-3816

TR 12-1 PM

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

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm

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

On Sabbatical 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