The Department of History is committed to pursuing excellence in historical scholarship and teaching across many different time periods and research interests. Its outstanding faculty specializes in a wide array of historical issues and themes that transcend particular regions and periods. Courses connect undergraduate and graduate students with the excitement of historical discovery and provide a rigorous training in researching and analyzing the human past.

The department thrives on its close relationship with many other departments, centers and area studies programs in the humanities and social sciences at Cornell. The faculty includes more than a dozen prize-winning authors as well as winners of Cornell’s prestigious teaching and advising awards.

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Charlie Wang

Graduate Student

Ruth Lawlor

Postdoctoral Associate

Joseph Akinniyi

Graduate Student

Justine Modica

Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow

Lijun Zhang

Graduate Student

Emre Susamci

Graduate Student

Grace Naa Korkoi Okine

Graduate Student

Jean-Michel Bowie Mutore

Graduate Student

Christopher Mingo

Graduate Student

Andrew McKanna

Graduate Student

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