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JANETTE THOMAS GREENWOOD, Ph.D., Professor of History. (Office, JEF 306; Phone: x7286). A.B., Kenyon College, 1977; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1978; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1991. (Clark 1991-).
Professor Greenwood teaches a variety of courses in U.S. History including Race and Ethnicity in American History, Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, Public History, and History of the American South.
She is the author of First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900 (2010) as well as Bittersweet Legacy: The Black and White “Better Classes” in Charlotte (1994), and The Gilded Age: A History in Documents (2000).
She is also co-author of an innovative U.S. History survey text, American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context (Oxford University Press) published in 2012. Professor Greenwood is currently working on an exhibit of photographs from 1900 of local people of color.
WIM KLOOSTER, Ph.D., Professor of History and Chair, History Department. (Office, JEF 305; Phone x3768). B.A., University of Groningen, 1983; M.A., University of Groningen, 1987; Ph.D., University of Leiden, 1995. (Clark 2003-).
Professor Klooster teaches various courses in Atlantic History including Comparative Colonialism:
The Americas; History of the Caribbean; and The Age of Atlantic Revolutions. He is the author of Geschiedenis van Albanië (History of Albania, 1991), The Dutch in the Americas, 1600-1800 (1997),
Illicit Riches: Dutch Trade in the Caribbean, 1648-1795 (1998), and Revolutions in the Atlantic World:
A Comparative History (2009), and (co-) editor of the The Atlantic World: Essays on Slavery, Migration, and Imagination (2004), Power and the City in the Netherlandic World (2006), Migration, Trade, and Slavery in an Expanding World: Essays in Honor of Pieter Emmer (2009), and Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800 (2011).
THOMAS KÜHNE, Ph.D., Professor of History, Strassler Chair of Holocaust History, Director of Holocaust and Genocide Graduate Studies; (Office, Cohen-Lasry House; Phone: x7523). Professor Kühne received his academic degrees in Germany; PhD., University of Tübingen, 1994. (Clark 2004-).
Professor Kühne teaches Modern European and German History. His research explores the relation of war, genocide, and society to long-term traditions of political culture of Central Europe, especially the problem of locating the Holocaust and Nazi Germany in the social and cultural history of the twentieth century. His recent work focuses on comradeship and its impact on the actions and experiences of German WWII soldiers and Holocaust perpetrators. He is especially interested in synthesizing new approaches to the history of mass violence. He is also studying the democratization of European societies in modernity and, in another project, the politics of body aesthetics in a globalized world.
His books include Belonging and Genocide, Hitler’s Community, 1918-1945 (2010), Kameradschaft.
Die Soldaten des nationalsozialistischen Krieges und das 20. Jahrhundert (Comradeship. The Soldiers of the Nazi War and the 20th Century)(2006), Dreiklassenwahlrecht und Wahlkultur in Preußen 1867-1914 (Three-Class Voting System and Electoral Culture in Prussia, 1867-1914) (1994), as well as five edited or co-edited volumes, including Massenhaftes Töten. Kriege und Genozide im 20.
Jahrhundert (Mass Killing, War and Genocide in the 20th Century) (2004), Was ist Militärgeschichte?
(What is Military History) (2000), and Männergeschichte - Geschlechtergeschichte. Männlichkeit im Wandel der Moderne (Men’s History-- Gender History, Masculinities in Modern History) (1996).
NINA KUSHNER, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History. (Office, JEF 416, Phone: x3797). B.A., Dartmouth College, 1990; M.A., Columbia University, 1994; Ph.D., Columbia University, 2005. (Clark 2005-).
Professor Kushner specializes in early modern and eighteenth-century European social and cultural history, with an emphasis on France, women and sexuality. Her teaching repertoire includes courses on the history of early modern Europe, the national histories of France and England, the history of women, and the history of sexuality.
Her book, Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris (2013) uses police and judicial records alongside contemporary commentaries to reconstruct the demimonde of eighteenth-century Paris. Professor Kushner also co-editing a volume of essays titled Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century France (forthcoming 2014). Her current project, titled The Rules of Adultery: Sexual Culture in the Old Regime, is a study of marriage, cheating, and the construction of social identity in Old Regime France. She is also co-authoring a historiography of women and gender for the University of Manchester Press.
DOUGLAS J. LITTLE, Ph.D., Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Professor of History and International Relations. (Office, JEF 312; Phone x7184). B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972; M.A., Cornell University, 1975; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1978. (Clark 1978-) Professor Little’s teaching specialty is U.S. diplomatic history, but he also offers courses on 20thcentury America and global History with a focus on the modern Middle East.
His latest book, Us versus Them: The United States, the Middle East, and Radical Islam since 1989 will be published in 2016. Professor Little is also the author of American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945, (3rd edition, 2008) and Malevolent Neutrality: The United States, Great Britain, and the Origins of the Spanish Civil War (1985). His scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, Diplomatic History, The Middle East Journal and The International Journal of Middle East Studies.
OLGA LITVAK, Ph.D., Michael and Lisa Leffell Chair in Modern Jewish History. (Office, JEF 307; Phone x7254). B.A., Columbia College, 1992; M.A., Columbia University, 1993; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1999. (Clark 2008-).
Professor Litvak teaches courses in modern Jewish and Eastern European history. Before coming to Clark, she taught at Princeton and served as the director of the Center for Jewish Studies at SUNY Albany. Professor Litvak is the author of Conscription and the Search for Modern Russian Jewry (2006) and Haskalah: The Romantic Movement in Judaism (2012). She is currently writing a biography of Sholem-aleichem, Russia’s premier modern Jewish writer.
DREW R. McCOY, Ph.D., Jacob and Frances Hiatt Professor of History. (Office, JEF 315, Phone:
x7789). A.B., Cornell University, 1971; M.A., University of Virginia, 1973; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1976. (Clark 1990-).
A specialist in American political and intellectual history, Professor McCoy teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in early American history, with emphasis on the period from the Revolution through the Civil War. Before coming to Clark he taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University. He is also the author of numerous articles and two books: The
Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America (1980), and The Last of the Fathers:
James Madison and the Republican Legacy (1989), the latter of which was awarded the Dunning Prize by the American Historical Association. His current project is biographical, focusing on Abraham Lincoln and the Jeffersonian tradition in early and mid-nineteenth-century America.
OUSMANE POWER-GREENE, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History. (Office, JEF 412; Phone x3785).
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1999; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2007. (Clark 2007-).
A specialist in African-American History and the African Diaspora, Professor Power-Greene’s research focuses on debates on African American emigration and colonization in the nineteenth century. He is also interested in exploring African American agitation for human rights within the Atlantic World. His first book, Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle Against the Colonization Movement was published in 2014.
AMY RICHTER, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History; Director, Higgins School of Humanities. (Office, JEF 402; Phone x7216) B.A., Columbia University, 1991; M.A., New York University, 1993; Ph.D., New York University, 2000 (Clark 2000-).
Professor Richter specializes in 19th and 20th century American and cultural history, with an emphasis on women’s and urban history. Her teaching repertoire includes the history of American Women, U.S. urban history from the colonial era to the 21st century, Gender and the American City, and American Consumer Culture. She is also the author of Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity (2005) and At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History (2015). Her current research looks at marriage and the consumer marketplace at the turn of the twentieth century.
Research Faculty PAUL S. ROPP, Ph.D., Research Professor of History. B.A. Bluffton College, 1966; M.A., University of Michigan, 1968; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1974 (Clark 1985-) Emeriti, Adjunct & Affiliate Faculty GEORGE A. BILLIAS, Ph.D., Jacob and Frances Hiatt Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A., Bates College, 1948; M.A. Columbia, 1949; Ph.D., Columbia, 1958 (Clark 1962-) DANIEL R. BORG, Ph.D., Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A. Gustavus Adophus College, 1953; M.A.
Yale University, 1957; Ph.D., Yale University, 1963. (Clark 1961-) PAUL F. BURKE, JR., Ph.D., Professor of Classics, Clark University, Adjunct Professor of History, A.B., Stanford University, 1966; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1971.
ROBERT R. DYKSTRA, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor in History, Emeritus Professor of History and Public Policy, State University of New York, Albany., B.A., University of Iowa, 1953; M.A., Iowa, 1959; Ph.D., Iowa, 1964.
EVERETT FOX, Ph.D., Allen M. Glick Professor in Judaic and Biblical Studies, Clark University, Adjunct Professor of History. B.A. Brandeis University, 1968; M.A., Brandeis University, 1972; Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1975.
PAUL LUCAS, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Emeritus, B.A. Brandeis University, 1955; Ph.D., M.A., Princeton University, 1957; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1963 (Clark 1969-) MEREDITH NEUMAN, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Clark University, Adjunct Professor of History, B.A., University of Chicago, 1989; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2004.
ALDEN T. VAUGHAN, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor of History, B.A., Amherst College, 1950; M.A., Columbia University, 1956, 1958; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1964.
KRISTINA WILSON, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Adjunct Professor, History Department. B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Yale University, 2001.
Staff Jean Hearns, Administrative Assistant, Center for Holocaust History & Genocide Studies, Cohen-Lasry House, Phone 508-793-8897 Diane Fenner, Department Assistant, History Department Office, Jefferson Academic Center 301, Phone 508-793-7288 Sarah Cushman, Academic Program Liaison Officer, Center for Holocaust History & Genocide Studies,