Faculty & Staff


Sahar Bazzaz

Professor, Chair Department of History

Ph.D., Harvard  University
Fields: Middle Eastern; North African; Islam; Imperial Encounters; History of Science
Office: O'Kane 373 Phone: (508) 793-2781
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Hannah Abrahamson

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Ph.D., Emory University
Fieldsearly modern Latin America, Indigenous History, Atlantic World, Colonialism, Gender, Sexuality, Digital Humanities
Email: habraham@holycross.edu
Office: Okane 363
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Lorraine C. Attreed


Ph.D., Harvard  University
Fields: Medieval Europe, medieval England, diplomacy and law, Renaissance, medieval biography, film and history
Office: O'Kane 389 Phone: (508) 793-2358
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Arman Azimi

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY
Fields: Middle East, Medicine, Social Movements
Office:  O'Kane 358   Phone: (508) 793-3966

Kate Bush

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Fields: premodern Europe, Mediterranean; women and gender; hagiography and religious culture; the Reformations.
Office: O'Kane 385


Rosa E. Carrasquillo


Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Latin America; Afro-Caribbean History; Gender History; History of Latino/as in the United States
Email: rcarrasq@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 358 Phone: (508) 793-3450
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Noel D. Cary


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Fields: Modern Germany; Europe, especially since 1945; History of science
Email: ncary@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 357 Phone: (508) 793-2705
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Mary A. Conley


Associate Professor
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: Modern Britain and Empire; Ireland and India; Imperialism and post-colonialism; History of gender, family and childhood; Maritime history
Office: O'Kane 372 Phone: (508) 793-2493
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Christopher R. Conz


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields: Africa, southern Africa, environment, agriculture, development, health
Office: O'Kane   388 
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Cynthia V. Hooper


Associate Professor 
Ph.D., Princeton University
Fields: Russian and Soviet history; comparative dictatorship; culture and politics in 20th century Europe
Email: chooper@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 383 Phone: (508) 793-3447
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Joanna Linzer

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Fields: History of Science; Environmental, Technology; Japan
Email: jlinzer@holycross.edu
Office: 508-793-3454



Gwenn A. Miller


Associate Professor 
Advisor, Department of History Honors

Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: Colonial and Revolutionary Era America, Native America, Comparative Empire and the Global Connections of Early America
Email: gmiller@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 385 Phone: (508) 793-3449
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Munya Bryn Munochiveyi

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Associate Professor 
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: African Social & Economic History; Theory & Methodology in History; Development Studies
Email: mmunochi@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 387  Phone: 508-793-3654
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Edward T. O'Donnell


Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Fields: Nineteenth-century U.S. urban; ethnic; and political history; Irish American experience; Public history
Email: eodonnell@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 361 Phone: (508) 793-3730
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Justin D. Poché


Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields: Catholicism in the U. S. United States History, 1865-Present; American Religious History;
Latin American History; U.S. Latino/a History
Email: jpoche@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 390Phone: (508) 793-3448
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Ke Ren


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Fields: late imperial and modern Chinese history, Cultural and intellectual history, Sino-Western exchanges, cosmopolitanism, and transnational movements
Email: kren@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 369Phone: (508) 793-2764

Morgan Rocks

Visiting Assistant Professor
Email: mrocks@holycross.edu

Sanjog Rupakheti

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Fields: Global/International; South Asia; Caste; Colonialism; Gender; Kingship; Law; Modernity; Nationalism
Office: O’Kane 391   PO Box: 165 A   Phone: 508-793- 3496
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Lorelle D. Semley


Ph.D., Northwestern University

Email: lsemley@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 388Phone: (508) 793-2769
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Liat Spiro

Assistant Professor
Alexander F. Carson Faculty Fellow in the History of the United States

Ph.D., Harvard University
Nineteenth-century U.S. history, history of capitalism, history of technology, imperialism and international political economy, and modern German history
Email: lnspiro@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 369   Phone: 508-793-2784 
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Christopher Staysniak


Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: U.S. environmental history; American food and food systems; American religion; American social and protest movement
Office: O'Kane 384   POBox: MONT  Phone: 508-793-3451



Michael R. West


Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Fields: African American history; African American intellectual history;
U.S. Civil Rights movement; US radicalism
Email: mwest@holycross.edu   
Office: O'Kane 364 PO Box: 24A Phone: 508-793-2750
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Stephanie E. Yuhl


Professor of History
W. Arthur Garrity, Sr. Professor in Human Nature, Ethics and Society 
Faculty Associate, Critical Conservation Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2016-2022) 

Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: Twentieth-century United States history, Gender and Sexuality history, Public history and memory, Social movements, Southern history
Office: O'Kane 368 PO Box: 95A Phone: 508-793-2783
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Yolanda Youtsey


Administrative Assistant
Office: O'Kane 383 PO Box: 61A Phone: 508-793-2465




Faculty Emeriti


John B. Anderson


Associate Professor Emeritus
M.A., Notre Dame
Fields: 19th and 20th century Unites States; American political
Email: jbanders@holycross.edu  




Ross W. Beales, Jr.


Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Fields: Colonial America; American Revolution; Family history; Historical editing
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James T. Flynn


Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Clark University
Fields: Imperial Russia; Poland; 18th and 19th century
Email: jflynn@holycross.edu  
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William A. Green


Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: British Empire; Modern Europe; Historiography
Email: wgreen@holycross.edu  
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Mark E. Lincicome


Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: Early modern and modern Japanese history and culture; Japanese intellectual history;
educational reform movements and the politics of education in modern Japan; globalization in Asia
Email: mlincico@holycross.edu  
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Theresa M. McBride


Professor Emerita, History
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Fields: Modern French history; Women's history; Modern Italian history; Environmental history
Email: tmcbride@holycross.edu
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David J. O'Brien


Professor Emeritus, Loyola Professor of Roman Catholic Studies
Ph.D., Rochester University
Fields: Roman Catholic Studies
Email: dobrien@holycross.edu  
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James F. Powers


Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Fields: Medieval Europe; Spain; Medieval urban; Medieval military
Email: jpowers@holycross.edu  
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Karen L. Turner


Professor, Emerita
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Comparative law; Chinese legal history; Vietnamese history;
Women and war; Law and human rights in Asia; Comparative empires
Email: kturner@holycross.edu
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Thomas W. Worcester S.J.


Professor, Emeritus
Ph.D., Cambridge
Fields: Early modern Europe; the Reformation; religion and politics in seventeenth-century France
Email: tworcest@holycross.edu  
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