Experts in Subject: History

Food Studies, History, History of US Ethnicity, Humanities, Immigration

Hal Barron.

Hal S. Barron, PhD, Louisa and Robert Miller Professor of Humanities, is an expert on U.S. social history, specializing in rural life. He has written or spoken about the history of agrarian society, the portrayal of rural life in American culture, citrus culture in California, the history of crossword puzzles, issues of immigration and ethnicity, and the […]

Activism and Religion, American Religious History, Church and State, History, Humanities, Occult Religions, Pedagogy, Religion, Religion and science

Erika Dyson.

Erika W. Dyson, PhD, specializes in American religious history, with an emphasis on science and religion. Dyson examines topics such as the interfaces between occult religions and technologies; intersections between social-change activism and religion; and American religious history. She teaches courses on American religious culture; activism, social justice and religion; the history of science and […]

Gender and Science, History, History of Medicine, History of Physics, History of Science, Humanities

Vivien Hamilton.

Vivien Hamilton, PhD, is a modern science historian whose work focuses on questions of authority and trust in science. She is particularly interested in moments in which scientific experts with different educational and disciplinary backgrounds come together to collaborate on the same project. Hamilton’s research includes exploring the interaction between physics and the 19th century […]

Economic History, History, Humanities, Meaningful Work, Work and Identity

Lisa Sullivan.

Lisa Sullivan, PhD, professor of economic history, vice president and R. Michael Shanahan Dean of the Faculty, is a historian of the concept of work. Sullivan specializes in medieval and early American economic history and the history of work ethics. She is particularly interested in the question of meaningful work, a reoccurring theme in her research […]