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The Department of History
Areas of Specialization

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Thanks to the multiple interests and specializations of the History Department faculty, students in the department's programs are able to pursue study of a wide range of areas from a diversity of perspectives.

The History program faculty maintains areas of specialty in a number of geographic areas, including colonial North American and United States History, Latin American History, European History, Russian and Soviet History, Middle-Eastern Studies and Islamic History, Asian History, and African History. Transcending these geographic categories, however, the faculty collectively possess areas of specialty in a number of thematic areas that cross traditional boundaries, allowing our students the opportunity to become truly global, comparative, and interdisciplinary historians. These thematic foci include: