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Department of History College of Arts & Letters

Meet Us

Staff

Dr. Jeffrey Wilson

Chair, History Department

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Dr. Khal Schneider

Undergraduate Studies Coordinator

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Dr. Chloe Burke

Pre-Credential Program Coordinator & Student Success Center Faculty Fellow

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Dr. Anne Lindsay

Public History Graduate Coordinator

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Dr. Katerina Lagos

Director of the Hellenic Studies Program

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Dr. Serpil Atamaz

Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program

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Vicenza Weeks

Administrative Coordinator II (Interim)

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LoriAnn Rodriguez

Administrative Support Assistant II and Graduate Secretary

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Dr. Nikolaos Lazaridis

History MA Coordinator

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Dr. Antonio T. Bly

Associate Professor, Peter H. Shattuck Endowed Chair in Colonial American History

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Colonial History, U.S., African American History, and American Book History

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Serpil Atamaz-Topcu

Associate Professor, Middle East and Islamic Studies Program Coordinator

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  • Office Hours:
    Thurs. 9 - 10 a.m.
    Thurs. noon - 1 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Women

Dr. Antonio T. Bly

Associate Professor, Peter H. Shattuck Endowed Chair in Colonial American History

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Colonial History, U.S., African American History, and American Book History

Dr. Chloe Burke

Associate Professor, Pre-Credential Program Coordinator & Student Success Center Faculty Fellow

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 1 - 2:30 p.m. Zoom
    Wed. 1 - 3 p.m. Zoom
    Thurs. 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., Cultural

Dr. Christopher Castañeda

Professor, Latin American Studies Program Coordinator

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  • Location: Tahoe Hall 3094
  • Phone: (916) 278-6400
  • Office Hours: M/T/W: 3-4:00 p.m. -- Zoom, in-person, & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., Business, Labor

Dr. Aaron Cohen

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs 3:30-4:30 p.m. or by appointment or via Zoom @ https://csus.zoom.us/my/cohenofficehours
  • Specialty & Interests: Russia

Dr. Jeffrey Dym

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 12-1:30 p.m., Wed 10:15-11:30 a.m. & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Japan, Film

Dr. Patrick Ettinger

Professor

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  • Office Hours: MF 10-11:00 a.m. (Zoom Only); Wed 1:30-2:30 p.m. (in person or Zoom)
  • Specialty & Interests: American West, Immigration, Oral/Public History

Dr. Jessie Gaston

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Africa

Dr. Candace Gregory-Abbott

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mon/Thurs 11 a.m.-noon & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Medieval Europe

Dr. Rebecca Kluchin

Professor

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  • Office Hours:
    Tues./Thurs. 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
    Fri. 1 - 2:30 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., History of Women

Dr. Katerina Lagos

Professor, Hellenic Studies Program Coordinator

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  • Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Modern Greece

Dr. Nikolaos Lazaridis

Professor, Graduate MA Program Coordinator & Student Success Center Faculty Fellow

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 3 - 5 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt

Dr. Anne Lindsay

Associate Professor, Public History Graduate Coordinator

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  • Office Hours: Email for appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Public History, U.S. Colonial

Dr. Brendan Lindsay

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  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical
  • Specialty & Interests: California, Native American

Dr. Rebekkah Mulholland

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: By appointment only
  • Specialty & Interests: African American History, LGBTQ Histories, Public History

Dr. Mitchell Numark

Professor

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  • Office Hours: On Leave
  • Specialty & Interests: British Empire, South Asia, Jewish History

Dr. Joseph Palermo

Professor

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 11 a.m. - noon
    Mon. 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., 20th-Century Politics

Dr. Maria Quintana

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: US, LatinX, Labor

Dr. Khal Schneider

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Studies Coordinator & Student Success Center Faculty Fellow

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  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00-5:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: 19th-Century U.S., Native American

Dr. Mona Siegel

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tues 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wed. 2-3:00 p.m., Email to request a Zoom appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Modern Europe, Modern France

Dr. Lee Simpson

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Email for appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Public History, U.S. Urban

Dr. Michael Vann

Professor, Pre-credential Advisor

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Tues. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: European Imperialism, Global Cold War, Modern Europe, Southeast Asia

Dr. Jeffrey Wilson

Professor, Department Chair

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  • Office Hours: Email for an appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Modern Germany, Central Europe, European Environmental

Part-Time Faculty

Marwa Ahmed

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Thurs. noon - 1 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Ancient Near East

Christina Anderson

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Via Zoom: Mon 10-11 a.m. & Wed 10 a.m.-noon; In Person: Tues 1:45-2:45 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S.

Dante Barksdale

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 10 - 11 a.m.

Mark Beason

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: 1/2 hour before or after class meetings by prior arrangement
  • Specialty & Interests: Public History, Cultural Resource Management

Dr. Thomas Clark

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 1-2 p.m. & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., Labor, U.S. Legal History

Dr. Michael Collins

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 2 - 3 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Modern European History

Troy Crowder

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon/Wed 8:30-10:30 a.m. via Zoom & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: World History, Environmental History

Dr. Michael Epperson

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues./Thurs. 1 - 2 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: History/Philosophy of Science

Dr. Peter Gough

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 11 a.m. - noon
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S. Cultural History

Dr. Nathan Hallam

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: By appointment only.
  • Specialty & Interests: California History, Public History

Dr. Fritz Harsch

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: In-person, by e-mail, or canvas chat: Tues/Thur 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S.

Steven Karnes

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Zoom Online (email me for Zoom link): MW 2:30-3:30 p.m., F 12-12:30 p.m. & by appointment; In Person (starting week 3): TR 3:30-4:15 p.m. & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: European History

Bryan T. Larson

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: 1/2 hour before or after class meetings by prior arrangement
  • Specialty & Interests: Public History, Cultural Resource Management

Dr. Jordan Lauhon

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: M/W 1:30-2:30 p.m. & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Latin American History

Sara Lee

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 12-1:00 p.m. or by appointment via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., History of Women

Dr. Scott Lupo

Lecturer

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  • Location: Brighton Hall 217
  • Phone: (916) 278-5323
  • Office Hours:
    Mon./Wed./Fri. 11 - 11:45 a.m.
    Mon. 2 - 2:45 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: US, Social & Cultural, Disability

Dr. Rubén (Jesús) Martinez

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Wed. 11 - 11:45 a.m.
    Fri. 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S. History of Science

Dr. Jim Rose

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., Labor, Business

Dr. Stephanie Seery-Murphy

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Fri. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Early Modern Europe, Christianity, Women

Dr. Jennifer Selwyn

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours:
    Tues. 11 a.m. - noon
    Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Early Modern Europe, Gender & Sexuality, Teach Education

Dr. Beth Slutsky

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Thurs 5-6 p.m. & by appointment on Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., Women

Dr. Ty Smith

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Email for appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Public History

Vivian Tang

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Thurs 2-4 p.m. & by appointment (via Zoom)
  • Specialty & Interests: African American History

Dr. Jacob Whittaker

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Wed 2:45-3:45 p.m. & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: China

Jason Sarmiento

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 3 - 4 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Public History, Archives

Dr. Maury Wiseman

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon 1:45-2:45 p.m. & by appointment online
  • Specialty & Interests: U.S., Urban
Total Members: 59