Faculty Directory

Michael Dove
-Director 2018/2019, and Internship Coordinator, M.A. Public History Program

Michael Dove

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: mdove2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84996

Office: LWH 1207
Office Hours:
Mondays 12:00pm-2:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Dove specializes in public history, early Canadian history, and the business and social history of the global maritime world in the Early Modern Period (c.1500-1800). He is especially interested in the operation of commercial trading companies including the Hudson’s Bay Company, as well as the growth and decline of piracy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2188A/B - Pirates & Piracy on the World’s Seas and in the Public Imagination
HIS 3813E - Public History


Marta Dyczok

Marta Dyczok

Position: Associate Professor
Email: mdyczok@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84982
Office: LWH 2246
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Dyczok specializes in international politics and history, with a focus on East Central Europe and Eurasia, and specifically Ukraine. Her research interests are on the politics of history, mass media, migration, post-communism and World War II.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2423F - Russia and Ukraine: Past and Present
HIS 2427 - History of Russia

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


James Flath

James Flath

Position: Professor
Email: jflath@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84989
Office: LWH 2234
Office Hours: Monday 11:00-12:00pm, Thursday 1:00-2:00pm 

Research Interests

Professor James Flath’s current research interests concentrate on modern Chinese cultural history. His first book The Cult of Happiness looked at the world of the North China village through the medium of folk print (nianhua). Prof. Flath's latest project, Traces of the Sage, indulges his ongoing interest in Chinese historical commemoration and heritage conservation. Please see his research and publication page for more information.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2601E - History of Modern China
HIS 3601E - Chinese Nationalism in History

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Keith Fleming

Keith Fleming

Position: Associate Professor
Email: kfleming@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84967

Office: LWH 1208
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00- 5:00pm or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Fleming is a specialist in Canadian and North American business history, with specific teaching interests in Canadian political history, the history of Ontario, Canada-U.S. relations, and the history of business entrepreneurship.  His current research projects include a history of civil disobedience in Canada, and a history of Ontario spanning the 19th century to the early 21st century.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2807G - Entrepreneurship in the United States and Canada Since 1800
HIS 3226F - Canadian Political Leadership
HIS 9277BF - Themes in Canadian Intellectual History

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Monda Halpern

Monda Halpern

Position: Associate Professor
Email: halpern@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84980
Office: LWH 2266
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:00pm and by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Halpern specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century Canadian and American Women's History and Jewish History.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2181A - Sexual History: Expression, Regulation, and Rights in the West since 1800
HIS 3205E - Identities in Conflict: Canadian Social History Since 1800
HIS 3814G- Kicking and Screaming: Women's Protest Movements in 19th and 20th Century Canada & the United States 
HIS 9274B - Oh Gendered Canada!  Gender in Canadian History

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Michelle A. Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton

Position: Associate Professor
Email: mhamilt3@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84973
Office: LWH 1223
Office Hours:  Wednesdays 11:00-1:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Hamilton is a Public Historian whose research focuses on historical and contemporary issues surrounding museums and heritage, social memory and commemoration, cultural identity and issues of representation, usually in regards to Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2209E - First Nations in Canadian History
HIS 9800A - Public History:  Theory, History and Practice
HIS 9801B - Public History Group Project

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Luz Maria Hernández-Sáenz

Luz Maria Mernandez Saenz

Position: Associate Professor
Email: lmhs@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84978
Office: STVH 2124
Office Hours: Mondays 11:30am-1:30pm

Research Interests

Professor Hernández-Sáenz is a social historian who specializes in Mexico's medical profession and institutions during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is presently working on the influence of French medicine in the organization of health care and sanitation in Mexico.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2503F - Heresy, Witchcraft, and Social Control: The Inquisition in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1478-1800
HIS 3513F - The Cuban Revolution: Origins and Legacy

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Peter V. Krats

Peter V. Krats

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: pkrats@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84983
Office: STVH 2123
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30-3:15pm, Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm or by appointment.

Research Interests

Professor Krats studies the "resource frontier" of provinces, especially Ontario; immigration, notably Finnish, is another interest. He is working on a comparison of "northern resource development" in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula and the Sudbury region of Northeastern Ontario.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2110A - “Rights Revolution” or “Fragile Freedoms”? : Human Rights in Canada
HIS 2120A - Canadian Business and Labour History
HIS 2124B - Sounds, Sights, and Bits: Explorations in 20th Century Canadian Culture
HIS 2128B - In Search of Canada: Postwar to Present
HIS 3230E - Transnational Canada, 1815 to Present
HIS 3231G - Yours to Discover: A History of Ontario
HIS 4720E - Histories of Circumpolar Norths: 'The Last Imaginary Places'

                                                         

Non-Thesis supervisory privileges


Robert MacDougall

Robert MacDougall

Position: Associate Professor
Email: rmacdou@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85305
Office: LWH 2228
Office Hours: Mondays 1:30- 3:30pm or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor MacDougall studies the history of the late 19th and 20th century United States with a special focus on the cultural and political history of information, communication, science, and technology.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present
HIS 4301E - The United States in the Twentieth Century
HIS 9805A - Writing History

Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Alan MacEachern
Research Chair

Alan MacEachern

Position: Professor
Email: amaceach@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84993
Office: LWH 2268
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30-2:30pm or by appointment.

Research Interests

Professor MacEachern is an environmental historian of Canada.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2201E - Canada: Origins to the Present
HIS 3723F - The Anthropocene: History of a Human Planet
HIS 9833B - Environmental History:  People and Nature Through Time

Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Allyson May

Allyson May

Position: Associate Professor
Email: amay6@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85272
Office: LWH 1205
Office Hours:  N/A

Research Interests

Professor May is a specialist in 18th and 19th century Britain.

Currently Teaching:

Professor May is on sabbatical in the 2018/2019 year.

Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Margaret McGlynn

Margaret McGlynn

Position: Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Faculty and Operations, Faculty of Social Science)
Email: mmcglyn@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84981/88099
Office: LWH 1206/ SSC 9438
Office Hours:  By appointment.

Research Interests

Professor McGlynn's current research interests all deal with the relationship between the Church and the law in late medieval and early Tudor England.

Currently Teaching:

 

Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Shelley McKellar

Shelley McKellar

Position: Associate Professor
Email: smckell@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84990
Office: LWH 2227
Office Hours: Mondays 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment
History of Medicine at Western

Research Interests

Professor McKellar studies the history of medicine and disease, with a special interest in the history of medical technology, instruments and devices, the history of surgery, and medical biography. She is also the curator of the Western Medical Artifact Collection.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2812E - Plague, Pox and Flu: Disease in Global History

Master's & Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Katherine McKenna

Katherine McKenna

Position: Associate Professor
Email: kmckenna@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84979
Office: LWH 3246
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00-3:00pm in LWH 3246,
Thursdays 11:00-12:00pm in LWH 1204 or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor McKenna is a specialist in 18th and early 19th century history of women and gender in the North Atlantic. She also researches in the area of violence against women and children and is developing new work on East African colonial women's and gender history.

Currently Teaching:


HIS 2182B - Social History of Women in Canada
HIS 4607F - History of Women and Gender Relations in Africa
HIS 9803A - Critical Moments in Women's and Gender History

Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Francine McKenzie
- Chair, Department of History

Francine McKenzie

Position: Professor
Email: fmckenzi@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84964

Office: LWH 2201B
Office Hours:
Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm or by appointment.

Research Interests

Professor McKenzie is an international historian who works on the history of international organizations, global trade, and the British Commonwealth – especially on Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Currently Teaching:

IR 4702G - Contemporary Challenges in the Global Community
HIS 1810E - Wars that Changed the World
HIS 9823B - Professional Development

 

Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Brock Millman

Brock Millman

Position: Professor
Email: bmillman@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84975
Office: LWH 2224
Office Hours:  Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Millman is currently completing a manuscript dealing with political developments in Botswana between 1945 and 1960. He is also engaged in research concerning the Irish revolution, 1916-1921.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2177B - The Two World Wars
HIS 2705E - International Relations, 1648 to the Present
HIS 9474B - Imperial Great War

Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Eli Nathans

Eli Nathans

Position: Associate Professor
Email: enathans@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84977
Office: LWH 2217
Office Hours:  Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm and by appointment.

Research Interests

Professor Nathans has published a history of German citizenship policies and an examination of the conduct of a leading official of the Nazi administration of justice. In 2017 Palgrave Macmillan published his analysis of the life and work of a prominent West German radio and television journalist, Peter von Zahn's Cold War Broadcasts to West Germany. Assessing America.  The study focuses on postwar West German debates about the weaknesses and strengths, possibilities and deficiencies, of republican forms of state and society and, in particular, of the United States.  Although Peter von Zahn's American broadcasts date to the 1950s, the subjects on which he focused, the questions he posed, and the insights his work contains, remain relevant to the challenges that continue to face the United States and parliamentary regimes around the world.

Currently Teaching:


HIS 1401E - Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present: Conflict and Transformation
HIS 2404E - Europe, 1789-1918: An Era of Revolutionary Change
HIS 9417B - Europe Since the Second World War

 

Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Karen Priestman

Karen Priestman

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: kpriest2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84922
Office: LWH 2233
Office Hours: Mondays, 2:30-5:30pm, or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Priestman's research interests include Modern Europe, Nazism, Jewish Studies, and North America.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1401E - Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present:  Conflict and Transformation
HIS 2147A - Nazi Germany
HIS 2822G - Jewish History from the Spanish Expulsion to the Modern Era
HIS 3427E - The Holocaust
HIS 4445E - The Nazi Occupation of Europe


Nancy Rhoden
Graduate Chair

Nancy Rhoden

Position: Associate Professor
Email: nrhoden@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84970
Office: STVH 2122
Office Hours: Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm and Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Rhoden is a specialist in colonial British America and the American Revolution, with particular interests in religious and social history.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present
HIS 9307B - Early America and the Atlantic World

Doctoral Level Supervision Privileges


Frank Schumacher

Frank Schumacher

Position: Associate Professor
Email: fschuma@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84987
Office: LWH 2235
Office Hours: Friday 1:30-3:30 or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Schumacher specializes in international and transnational history with a focus on the role of the United States in world affairs, the history of empires and colonialism, and the global history of genocide and mass violence.

Currently Teaching:

 HIS 3722G- “Killing Fields”: Genocide in Modern History
HIS 3320E - Global America:  The United States in World Affairs, 1700 to the present
HIS 9830A - Colonialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Doctoral Level Supervision Privileges


Aldona Sendzikas
- Co-Director, Program in American Studies at Western

Aldona Sendzikas

Position: Associate Professor
Email: asendzi2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84377

Office: LWH 1222
Office Hours:

Fall term: Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm (and by appointment).

Winter term: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm (and by appointment).

 

Research Interests

Professor Sendzikas specializes in 20th century U.S. and military history. Her research interests include the U.S. Submarine Service, particularly during WWII; prisoner of war issues;Canada-U.S. relations; and Cold War culture and society

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2137B - Draft Dodgers, Hippies, and Black Panthers: The US in the 1960s
HIS 3310G - Advanced American Studies: Being American
HIS 3326F - Atomic America: The United States During the 1950s
HIS9308A - The United States and the Cold War

Doctoral Level Supervision Privileges


Maya Shatzmiller
- Director, Middle East & North Africa Research Group (MENARG)

Maya Shatzmiller

Position: Professor
Email: maya@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84994

Office: LWH 2229
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00-4:00 and Tuesdays 4:00-5:00

Research Interests

Professor Maya Shatzmiller is a specialist in the social and economic history of the medieval Islamic world and author of several books on the subject, among them 'Labour in the Medieval Islamic World' and 'Women's property Rights in 15th century Granada'. Her project of writing the economic history of medieval Islamic societies in several volumes is under way with the current volume devoted to the monetary history.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2607F - A Basic Introduction to the History of the Middle East
HIS 2608G - The Making of the Modern Middle East
HIS 3605E - Crusaders and Moslems in the Twelfth Century
HIS 9601A - Roots of Underdevelopment: An Economic History of the Islamic Middle East

Doctoral Level Supervision Privileges


Laurel Shire
Co-Director, Program in American Studies at Western

Laurel Shire

Position: Associate Professor
Email: lshire@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84991

Office: LWH 2226
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm and
Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm (Fall)
Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm and
Thursdays 1:30pm-2:30pm (Winter)

Research Interests

Professor Shire is a social and cultural historian whose research focuses on the United States in the nineteenth century, especially the relationship between race, gender, and U.S. expansion. Her research connects scholarship on North American borderlands, Western and Southern U.S. history, the Atlantic world, Native and African American studies, and women’s history.

Currently Teaching: 

AS 2310F - American Nightmare: An Introduction to American Studies (Fall Term)

HIS 3306F - The United States in the Nineteenth Century (Fall Term)

HIS 4396G - Select Topics in US History (Winter Term)

HIS 9819B - Social and Cultural Theories: How to (Pretend You Can) Explain Everything that Ever
                     Happened

Doctoral Level Supervision Privileges


Geoffrey C. Stewart

Geoffrey C. Stewart

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: gstewa4@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84992
Office: LWH 2237
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm or by appointment

Research Interests

I am international historian whose research focuses on the United States in the World, situating America’s global engagement at the intersection of decolonization and the Cold War.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1810E - Wars that Changed the World
HIS 2131A - The Presidency in American History
HIS 2132A - From Coney Island to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: The History of American Popular Culture
HIS 2301B - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present
HIS 3717G - The Global Cold War
HIS 4720E - The Vietnam Wars: Between Decolonilzation and the Cold War
IR 2702E - Global Politics Since 1945

 


William J. Turkel
Research Chair

William J. Turkel

Position: Professor
Email: wturkel@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 87433

Office: LWH 2267
Office Hours:
Thursdays 2:30pm-3:20pm(Fall)
Wednesdays 10:30am-11:20am (Winter)
or by appointment 

Research Interests

Professor Turkel research interests include computational history, Big History, STS, physical computing, desktop fabrication and electronics.

Currently Teaching:

HIST 2816A - Introduction to Digital History (Fall)
HIST 9877A - Digital Research Methods (Fall)
HIST 3823G - Global 21st Century History (Winter)
HIST 9832B - Interactive Exhibit Design (Winter)

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Jeffery Vacante

Jeffery Vacante

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: jvacant2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 89269
Office: LWH 2218
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am

Research Interests

Professor Vacante is a Canadian historian who specializes in the intellectual, political, and gender history of Quebec. His work examines Quebec nationalism in the twentieth century.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1807 - The History of Business
HIS 2171B - Greed is Good
HIS 2814F - The History of Aviation
HIS 3204G - French Canada
HIS 4701G - Canada and the United States
HIS 9207A - French Canada

Co-Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Jonathan F.W. Vance
Undergraduate Chair

Jonathan F.W. Vance

Position: Professor
Email: jvance@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84974
Office: LWH 2247
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-2:00pm and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Vance teaches military history, Canadian history, and social memory. His current research focuses on the First World War, Canadian culture, and prisoners of war. He also curates the Wartime Canada collection.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1810E - Wars that Changed the World
HIS 2186B - Zombie Apocalypse: Panic and Paranoia from the Black Death to Y2K
HIS 4709E - The First World War: A Revolutionary Experience


Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Robert Wardhaugh

Robert Wardhaugh

Position: Professor
Email: rwardhau@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84969
Office: LWH 2263
Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Wardhaugh is a historian of twentieth-century Canada. His areas include political history and the history of the Prairie West.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2201E - Canada: Origins to the Present
HIS 4207E - Canada and the Age of Conflict, 1896-1945
HIS 9804A - Canada and Its Historians

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Carl F. Young

Carl F. Young

Position: Associate Professor
Email: cyoung73@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84910
Office: LWH 2225
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm

Research Interests

Professor Young's research interests focus on religious social movements, nationalism, and imperialism in modern Asia, centering especially on Korea and Japan. He also has a strong interest in comparative world history and cross-cultural interaction between different world regions, focusing on Asia as a case study.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2611E - Survey of Korean History
HIS 3604F- Tokugawa Japan: Samurais, Peasants, Townsfolk, and Outsiders
HIS 3606G - Japan and its Empire, 1886-1945: A Rising and Setting Sun

Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


 

Part Time Faculty

William Acres

William Acres

Position: Assistant Professor, PhD, FRHistS
Email: wacres@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-3645
Office: LWH 2250
Office Hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

Professor Acres current work 'Breaking Trust and the New England Company at the Grand River Mission, 1827-1934' and 'John Strype, New Histories and Old Religion, 1680-1737'

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1401 (Summer) Modern Europe 1715 to Present: Conflict and Transformation


Timothy Compeau

Timothy Compeau

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: tcompeau@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-3645
Office: tbd
Office Hours:  by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Compeau researches the cultural history of colonial North America and the Atlantic World with a special interest in honour culture and loyalism in the American Revolution. He also explores the application of augmented reality technology for public history.

Currently Teaching:

 HIS 9808A - Digital Public History (restricted)


Don Spanner

Don Spanner

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: dspanner@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-3645
Office: LWH 2201
Office Hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

Professor Spanner's research interests include Archival Studies, Reference Services and Outreach Development, Conservation and Preservation Management and Ontario History

Currently Teaching:

HIS 9806A - Understanding Archives

 


Cary Takagaki

Cary Takagaki

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: ctakagak@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 80155
Office: LWH 2244
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00-1:15pm

Research Interests

Professor Takagaki's research interests include East Asian Studies and Japanese Studies.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1601E - Survey of East Asian History


 

Adjunct Faculty

Nancy Christie

Nancy Christie

Position: Adjunct Research Professor
Email: nchrist8@uwo.ca


Research Interests

Professor Christie is a cultural historian with a primary interest in the history of gender, the state, the history of consumption, the history of political thought, and the history of the British empire\transatlantic world.

 


Shauna Devine

Shauna Devine

Position: Adjunct Professor
Email: sdevine7@uwo.ca

Professor Devine's research and teaching interests focus on the social, cultural and military history of the United States, particularly the Civil War era, with a special interest in medicine and science during and after the war. Her first book, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science. (The University of North Carolina Press, 2014), examines the work of doctors who served in the Union Medical Department, and explores how their innovations in the midst of crisis transformed northern medical education and gave rise to the healing power of modern health science. Professor Devine's next research project tentatively entitled Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Civil War South and Reconstruction examines medical practice in the Civil War south, which will be published as a companion volume to her work on medical practice in the north. She  is also working on two commissioned works from the United States Army Medical Department in conjunction with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, which examine the larger impact of war on American medicine. 


Andrew Iarocci

Andrew Iarocci

Position: Adjunct Professor
Email: aiarocc@uwo.ca

Research Interests

My research interests encompass twentieth-century warfare, military transportation and procurement, and more generally, the material culture of modern conflict.


Barbara Murison

Barbara Murison

Position: Adjunct Professor
Email: bmurison@uwo.ca

Research Interests

Professor Murison’s research interests include English and Scottish history in the early modern period, the history of the first British Empire and the Scottish diaspora in all its aspects. She is currently investigating the Scottish Enlightenment’s views on women: were ‘Ancient or Modern Manners’ to be preferred?.