Faculty in the Department of History


Claire Rydell Arcenas Assistant Professor of History

Office: LA 261
Email: claire.arcenas@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

On leave 2019-2020.

Field of Study:

American History; Intellectual History; History of Political Thought and Politics; History of Education; History of the Atlantic World; Historiography; Digital Humanities.

Richard Drake Lucile Speer Research Chair in Politics and History

Office: University Hall 314
Email: richard.drake@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

By appointment in the fall.

Field of Study:

Modern European Social, Cultural, and Intellectual History; Italian History; Terrorism; Contemporary Europe; Historiography; Modern American Foreign Policy

John Eglin Professor of History

Office: LA 255
Email: john.eglin@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Autumn Semester 2018: 1-2 PM MWF, or by appointment, or by accident.

Field of Study:

Early Modern European History, particularly Great Britain; Cultural History

Linda S. Frey Professor of History

Office: LA 252
Email: linda.frey@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

T/R 6-8AM

Field of Study:

Early Modern European History, particularly France and Germany; International Law and the International State System; The French Revolution

Robert H. Greene Associate Professor of History

Office: LA 257A
Email: robert.greene@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall 2019: by appointment


Field of Study:

Cultural and Social History of Russia and the Soviet Union; Religious History

Anya Jabour Regents Professor of History

Office: LA 254
Email: anya.jabour@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Office Hours: Mondays 2-3, Tuesdays 12-1, and by appointment

Field of Study:

U.S. Social, Political, and Cultural History; Women, Family, Gender, and Sexuality; The American South; Progressive Era and New Deal

Mehrdad Kia Professor of History; Director, Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center

Office: Stone Hall 303C
Email: mehrdad.kia@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-5pm and by appointment

Field of Study:

Middle Eastern History; Central Asia; North Africa; Islamic Civilization

Michael Mayer Professor of History

Office: LA 253
Email: michael.mayer@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

MWF 3:00-4:00

Field of Study:

United States since 1945; History of American Law; U.S. Civil Rights Movement; Post-World War II American Culture

Jody Pavilack Associate Professor of History; Director of Graduate Studies

Office: LA 265
Email: jody.pavilack@mso.umt.edu
Field of Study:

Modern Latin American History; Social, Cultural, and Political History; Labor; Historical Memory

Eric Schluessel Assistant Professor of History and Political Science

Office: LA 263
Email: eric.schluessel@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

I am on leave for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. Please contact me by email.

Field of Study:

Social and Cultural History of China and Central Asia; Xinjiang; Empire and Colonialism; Ethnicity; Legal History; Islam

Tobin Miller Shearer Professor of History; Director of Undergraduate Studies (History); Director of African-American Studies

Office: LA 262
Email: tobin.shearer@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall Semester 2019
Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm

And gladly by appointment.

Field of Study:

African-American History; Race; Religious History; Children's History; Anabaptist History; Civil Rights movement History; social movement history;

Kyle G. Volk Associate Professor of History; Chair of the Department of History

Office: LA 260
Email: kyle.volk@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall 2019: Mondays 12:15-2pm; and by appointment

Field of Study:

United States Political, Intellectual, Legal, & Economic History; Democracy, Capitalism, and the American State; Public Policy, Civil Rights, & Civil Liberties

Jeff Wiltse Professor of History

Office: LA 251
Email: jeff.wiltse@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Wednesdays: 1:30-3:00 pm

Fridays: 10:00-11:00 am

Field of Study:

Modern American Social and Cultural History; Public Space and Public Life; Montana History

Visiting Faculty

Gillian Glaes Visiting Associate Professor of History

Office: LA 259
Email: gillian.glaes@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Fall Semester 2019 Office Hours:

T/TH 1:00-2:00 p.m. & by appointment (259 Liberal Arts)



Field of Study:

Modern Transnational and Global History; Europe, Africa, and Latin America; Postcolonialism and the State

Research Faculty

Ted Catton
Associate Research Professor

Office: home
Email: ted.catton@umontana.edu
Field of Study:

History of conservation, Indians and the environment, the fur trade, National Park Service organizational history

Diane Krahe
Faculty Affiliate

Office: home
Email: dianekrahe@gmail.com
Field of Study:

Environmental History, Indian History, Public History, Wilderness

Steven I. Levine
Senior Fellow, Chinese History and Politics, and U.S.-China Relations

Email: steven.levine@mso.umt.edu

Affiliated Faculty

Hayden Ausland
Professor, Classics

Office: LA 424
Email: hayden.ausland@mso.umt.edu

David Beck

Office: NAC 203D
Email: dave.beck@mso.umt.edu

Richmond Clow

Office: NAC 203G
Email: clowrl@mso.umt.edu
Field of Study:

Focus: Tribal resource management, politics on Montana's Reservations

Wade Davies
Professor, Guitar/Vocals

Office: NAC 203A
Email: wade.davies@mso.umt.edu
Field of Study:

Navajo health and healing, Native American sports and games

Ardeshir Kia
Associate Director, Central and Southwest Asia Program

Office: Stone Hall 303B
Email: ardi.kia@mso.umt.edu