Department of History

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

 

Office Location:
Lech Walesa Hall 4065

Office Hours:
Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Office Phone:
(773) 442-4514

(773) 442-4514
Dr. Charles Steinwedel
Charles
Steinwedel
Chair
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5606
Expertise
Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet history; Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century; Europe 1871-1919; and graduate courses on the Russian Revolution and European Empires.
Courses Taught
Hist 111B: World History: The West, 1500 - Present
Hist 305: Europe in the Age of Imperialism, 1871 - 1919
Hist 314A: Russian History from the Varangians to 1855
Hist 314B: Russian and Soviet History, 1855 - Present
Hist 308: Human Rights in History, Literature, and Law
Research Interests
Empire, nationality, and religion in late imperial Russia; Sugar and Power in Late Imperial Russia
Education

Coumbia University

History, Ph.D., 1999

Selected Publications

Threads of Empire: Loyalty and Tsarist Authority in Bashkiria, 1552-1917 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016).

Lech Walesa Hall 4085
5500 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5606
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Monday: 11:30am-1:00pm Tuesday: 11:30am-4:30pm Wednesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm Thursday: 9:30am-3:00pm and by appointment.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Christina Bueno
Christina
M.
Bueno
Associate Chair, Graduate Advisor
History
Latina/o and Latin American Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5608
Expertise
Latin American History
Courses Taught
Hist 111D: World History: Latin America
Hist 353: History of Mexico
Hist 354: Contemporary Latin America
Hist 392: Problems in History: Food and Drink in History
Hist 392: Problems in History: History of the Cuban Revolution
Hist 392: Problems in History: Revolutions in Modern Latin America
Hist 392: Problems in History: Writing and Methods for History Majors
LLAS 101: Intro to Latino and Latin American Studies
Field Seminar in Latino and Latin American Studies
Seminar on Mexican Nationalism and National Identity
Mexico City in Historical Perspective
Pro-Seminar: Latin America in the Cold War
Graduate Seminar: Commodities in Latin American History
Graduate Seminar: Latin America in the Cold War
Graduate Seminar: Resistance and Accommodation in Mexican History
Research Interests
Mexican history, Latin American history, nation building, national and ethnic identities, race, indigenous peoples, museums, material culture, history of archaeology, history of memory, postcolonial studies.
Education

University of California, Davis

Latin American History, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

Book:

The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2016.)

Article:

Forjando Patrimonio: The Making of Archaeological Patrimony in Porfirian Mexico,” HAHR, 90, no. 2 (May 2010): 215-246.

This Article Recieved the Following Awards and Honors:

2012 Best Article in the Social Sciences, Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section.

Robertson Prize, Honorable Mention, 2010 for Best Article in the Hispanic American Historical Review awarded by the    Conference on Latin American History.

Ligia Parra Jahn Award, Best 2010 publication (book or article) written by a woman, awarded by the Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies.

Kimberly S. Hanger Prize, Best 2010 Article in the fields of Latin American, Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontiers, or Atlantic World history from the Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association.

Additional Information

Awards & Honors:

National Endowment for the Humanities, Faculty Fellowship, 2011-2012

Committee for Organized Research Award, Northeastern Illinois University, 2009

American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship, 2008

Committee for Organized Research Award, Northeastern Illinois University, 2006

Ford Foundation Pre-dissertation Fellowship, 1999, 2000, and 2001

UC Davis and Humanities Research Award, 1999 and 2000

LWH 4087
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5608
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., 10:45 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., 10:45 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Leo Bacino
Leo
Bacino
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5619
Expertise
General U.S. History, political economy, foreign policy
Courses Taught
Hist 109: History of Chicago (First Year Experience Program)
Hist 214: United States History, 1607-1877
Hist 215: United States History, 1877-Present
Hist 325: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1865-1920
Hist 326: The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1945
Hist 327: The U.S. in the Age of Crisis, 1945-Present
Hist 332A: United States Foreign Policy, 1776-1914
Hist 332C: The United States in the Vietnam Conflict, 1945-1975
Research Interests
United States political economy and foreign policy
Education

Northern Illinois University

History, Ph.D., 1993

Selected Publications

Resconstructing Russia:  U.S. Policy in Revolutionary Russia, 1917-1922 (Kent, OH:  The Kent State University Press, 1999)

Lech Walesa Hall 4091
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5619
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Monday: 9:30am-10:30am, 11:20am-12:00pm, 2:10pm-2:45pm Wednesday: 9:30am-10:30am, 11:20am-12:00pm, 2:10pm-2:45pm Friday: 9:30am-10:30am, 11:20am-12:00
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Andrew Eisenberg
Andrew
Eisenberg
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5627
Expertise
East Asian History
Courses Taught
Hist 111C: World History: East Asia
Hist 360: History of Pre-Modern China
Hist 361: Modern Chinese History
Hist 362: History of Japan to 1850
Hist 363: History of Japan Since 1850
Hist 460: Readings in Modern Japanese History
Hist 461: Readings in Classical Chinese History
Hist 463: Readings in Modern Chinese History
Research Interests
Early Medieval Chinese history: 300's - 800's
Education

University of Washingtion

History, Ph.D., 1991

Selected Publications

" Emperor Gaozong and the Rise of Wu Zetian," Tang Studies 30: 2012, 45-69.

Kingship in Early Medieval China, Brill Press, 2008.

LWH 4082
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5627
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Tuesday: 12:15-1:15 p.m., 6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Mateo M. Farzaneh
Mateo
Mohammad
Farzaneh
Principal of The Mossadegh Initiative
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5821
Expertise
History of Iran, the modern Middle East, and the Islamic civilization, political Islam
Courses Taught
Hist 111F: World History: Islam
Hist 275: Wring and Methods for History Majors, topic: World War I and the Middle East
Hist 382: The World in the 20th Century: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues
Hist 392: Problems in History: History of the Modern Middle East
Hist 392: Problems in History: Religion, Culture, and Controversy in the Islamic World
Hist 392: Problems in History: History of Iran
Hist 401: Historiography and Historical Methods
Hist 466: Readings in the 19th Century Islamic Middle East (Graduate Colloquium)
Research Interests
Iranian women and gender in war, Islamic Clerics and Modern Politics; Constitutionalism and Reform; Religious Nationalism
Education

University of California Santa Barbara

History, Ph.D., 2010

Selected Publications

Books:

Iranian Women and Gender in the Iran-Iraq War (forthcoming, 2018)

The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani (Syracuse University Press, 2015), Best First Book Award 2016 by the National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta.

Articles:

“Akhund Khurasani: A Historical Model for Iranian Constitutionalism,” Digest of Middle East Studies (forthcoming)

“Gum shudih-yi dar safihati tarikh,” Sharq, (2012); a Persian language journal published in Iran

“Interregional Rivalry Cloaked in Iraqi Arab Nationalism and Iranian Secular Nationalism and Shi‘ite Ideology,” International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (2009)

“Shi‘i Ideology, Iranian Secular Nationalism, and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88),” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (2007)

“Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and the Migration of Iranian Youth to California,” Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West (2005)

Background

An Iranian native, Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh attended high school and college in southern California. After spending seven years in nursing and health care industries, his curiosity led him to pursue a higher education in history. He is quadrilingual, speaking Persian, English, Spanish, and Arabic. Recipient of a number of prestigious awards and fellowships, he taught world and Middle Eastern history at Santa Barbara City College and California State Fullerton before joining NEIU’s faculty of history in 2010. 

LWH 4088
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5821
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Tuesday: 8:00-9:15 a.m. Thursday: 8:00-9:15 a.m. Saturday: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Main Campus
Profile picture George Gerdow
George
Gerdow
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5628
Expertise
U.S. - Latin American Relations
Courses Taught
Hist 214: United States History to 1877
Hist 215: United States History, 1877 - Present
Hist 111D: World History: Latin America
Research Interests
U.S. - Latin American Relations; Latina/os in the U.S.; U.S. Foreign Policy; Native Americans
Education

Loyola University Chicago

History, M.A.

LWH 4092
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5628
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Main Campus: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. El Centro: Thursday: 5:00pm-6:00pm
El Centro
Main Campus
Dr. Richard Grossman
Richard
Grossman
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5634
Expertise
Modern Central American History and United States foreign relations.
Courses Taught
Hist 111D: World History: Latin America
Hist: 332B: United States Foreign Relations, 1914 - Present
Hist 351: History of Central American and the Caribbean
Hist 353: History of Mexico
Research Interests
Latin America
Education

University of Chicago

History, Ph.D., 1996

Background

Dr. Grossman specializes in modern Central American History and US Foreign Relations.  His recent publications include "The Hero Never Dies: Augusto Sandino of Nicaragua" in Samuel Brunk and Ben Fallaw, eds.  Heroes and Hero Cults in Latin America (University of Texas Press. 2006) and "The Blood of the People: The Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua's Fifty Year War Against the People of Nicaragua, 1927-1979" in Cecilia Menjivar and Nestor Rodriguez, eds.  When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror (University of Texas Press, 2005).

LWH 4081
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5634
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Tuesday: 1:00-1:40 p.m., 3:00-4:15 p.m. Thursday: 1:00-1:40 p.m., 3:00-4:15 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Nikolas O. Hoel
Nikolas
O.
Hoel
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5634
Expertise
Medieval and Byzantine History
Courses Taught
Hist 111A: World History, The West, to 1500
Hist 300A: Ancient Greece
Hist 300B: Ancient Rome
Hist 301: Medieval Europe
Hist 311A: History of England to 1688
Hist 315: Women in Medieval Society
Hist 392: Problems in History: Survey of Byzantine History
Hist 392: Problems in History: Saints and Sinners in the Medieval World
Hist 392: Problems in History: The Crusades
Hist 392: Problems in History: Religion and Reform in the Age of Constantine
Hist 410: Readings in Medieval History
Research Interests
Religious, Social, and Cultural History; Intellectual History; Hagiography; Medieval, Byzantine, and World History; Rome and Late Antiquity
Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Medieval and Byzantine History, Ph.D., 2013

LWH 4081
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5634
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Tuesday: 12:1-1:30 p.m., 3:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday: 12:15-1:30 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Patrick B. Miller
Patrick
B.
Miller
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5631
Courses Taught
Hist 215: United States History, 1877 to the Present
Hist 329A: African American History and Race Relations to 1865
Hist 329B: African American History and Race Relations Since 1865
Hist 392: Problems in History: Documenting the Civil Rights Movement
Hist 392: Problems in History: Writing and Methods for History Majors
Hist 437: Readings in African American History (Graduate Colloquium)
Race and Ethnicity in 20th Century America (Graduate Seminar)
Race, Ethnicity, Nationality and Citizenship in Comparative Perspective (Honors Seminar; Graduate Colloquium)
Research Interests
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American History, Cultural and Social; African American History and Rae Relations; Ethnicity and Immigration; Citizenship and Identity in Comparative Perspective; Sport History
Education

University of California, Berkeley

History, Ph.D., 1987

Selected Publications

Sport and the Color Line: Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth-Century America (Co-edited with David K. Wiggins) Routledge, 2004.

The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport, (with David K Wiggins), University of Illinois Press, 2003. Runner-up for the 2003 Book Prize awarded by the North American Society for Sport History.

The Sporting World of the Modern South (Edited), University of Illinois Press, 2002.

The Civil Rights Movement Revisited: Critical Perspectives on the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States (Co-edited with Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche and Therese Frey Steffen), LIT Verlag (Hamburg and Münster, Germany and London, UK; Transaction Press, USA, 2001).

(The Playing Fields of American Culture: Athletics and Higher Education, 1850 1945, under contract with Oxford University Press)

“Holding Center Stage: Race Pride and the Extracurriculum at Historically Black Colleges and Universities during the First Half of the Twentieth Century” in Susan Ditto, David Libby, and Paul Spickard, eds., Affect and Power: Essays on Sex, Slavery, Race, and Religion (University of Mississippi Press, 2005)

“Muscular Assimilationism: Sport and the Paradoxes of Racial Reform,” in Race and Sport: The Struggle for Equality On and Off the Field, Charles K. Ross, ed. (University of Mississippi Press, 2004).

“Sport as ‘Interracial Education’: Popular Culture and Civil Rights Strategies in the 1930s and Beyond,” in The Civil Rights Movement Revisited; and as "Before Jackie Robinson: Sport and the Civil Rights Campaign of the 1930s," in Sport and Politics: Proceedings of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport, ISHPES, Budapest, 2002.

“Slouching Toward a New Expediency: College Football and the Color Line during the Great Depression,” American Studies, 40 (Fall 1999)

“The Anatomy of Scientific Racism: Racialist Responses to Black Athletic Achievement,” Journal of Sport History, 25 (Spring 1998), reprinted (abridged) in We Are A People: Narrative and Multiplicity in the Construction of Ethnic Identity, Paul R. Spickard and W. Jeffrey Burroughs, eds. (Temple University Press, 2000); reprinted in Sport and the Color Line; reprinted in David Karen and Robert E. Washington, eds, The Sport and Society Reader (Routledge 2010).

“The Manly, the Moral, and the Proficient: College Sport in the New South,” Journal of Sport History, 24 (Fall 1997); reprinted in The Sporting World of the Modern South

“To ‘Bring the Race Along Rapidly’: Sport, Student Culture, and Educational Mission at Historically Black Colleges during the Interwar Years,” History of Education Quarterly, 35 (Summer 1995); reprinted in The Sporting World of the Modern South

Background

Background 
Miller was, most recently, the 2016-2017 J.W. Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki, where he guided courses and presented public lectures on the topics of U.S. Civil Rights and Race Relations.  Over the last decade he has offered papers and participated in History Workshops in France, Spain, Poland, Germany, Austria, Israel and Tunisia, as well as Finland.  

Currently, he is co-editor of the book series, “The African American Intellectual Heritage,” published by the University of Notre Dame Press.  He was a consultant on one of the inaugural exhibits of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016.  At NEIU he has served as graduate coordinator and chair of the History department.

 

Additional Information

Honors:

J.W. Fulbright Distinguished Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland, 2016-2017

Distinguished Lectureship Program, Organization of American Historians, 2006-2012

J. William Fulbright Fellowship (Senior Scholar) Universität Bayreuth, Germany (Spring/Summer 2003)

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: Co-director, NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers: "Sport, Society, and Modern American Culture" (with Steven A. Riess) (Summer 2002)

J. William Fulbright Fellowship, (Senior Scholar) Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany (1998-1999)

Scholar in Residence, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, N.E.H. Fellowship (1992 93)

Spencer Fellowship of the National Academy of Education (1990 91)

Smithsonian Fellowship, National Museum of American History (1990 91)

Lech Walesa Hall 4080
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5631
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Monday: 11:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-2:00pm Wednesday: 11:00am-11:30am, 1:00-2:00pm Thursday: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Francesca Morgan
Francesca
Morgan
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5609
Expertise
U.S. History since 1800; Family, Gender, and Sexuality
Courses Taught
Hist 214: United States History to 1877
ZHIS 214: Honors United States History to 1877
Hist 215: United States History, 1877 - Present
Hist 275: Writing and Methods for Majors
Hist 324: The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, 1848-1877
Hist 338: Women in American History
Hist 392: Problems in History: Secuality and Intimacy in America
Hist 433: Readings in Nineteenth-Century America (Graduate Colloquium)
Hist 443: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century America (Graduate)
Research Interests
The history of genealogy in the United States since 1800.
Education

Columbia University

History, Ph.D., 1998

Selected Publications

“A Noble Pursuit?: Bourgeois America’s Uses of Lineage.” In The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century, eds. Sven Beckert and Julia Rosenbaum, 135-152. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

“Lineage as Capital: Genealogy in Antebellum New England.” New England Quarterly 83, no. 1 (June 2010): 250-282.

Women and Patriotism in Jim Crow America (book). Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Lech Walesa Hall 4095
5500 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5609
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Tuesday: 10:45am-12:10pm, 1:30pm-3:00pm Thursday: 10:45am-12:10pm, 1:30pm-3:00pm, 6:30pm-7:00pm and by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Joshua Salzmann
Joshua
A.T.
Salzmann
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5632
Expertise
The History of Cities, Capitalism, and Natural and Built Environments
Courses Taught
Hist 214: American History, 1607 - 1877
Hist 215: United States History, 1877-Present
Hist 275: Writing and Methods for History Majors
Hist 334: History of American Sports
Hist 342: The City in American History
Hist 392: Problems in History: Writing and Methods for History Majors
Hist 392: Problems in History: Environmental History
Hist 393: Pro-Seminar: History of Chicago Research Seminar
Hist 434: Graduate Readings in 20th Century U.S. History
Research Interests
The History of Cities, Capitalism, and Natural and Built Environments
Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

History, Ph.D., 2008

Selected Publications

Book:

Liquid Capital: State Power and the Making of the Chicago Waterfront (accepted and forthcoming in the “Business, Politics, and Society” series at the University of Pennsylvania Press, Fall 2017)

Referred Journal Articles :

“Bionic Ballplayers: Risk, Profit, and the Body as Commodity,” (co-authored with Sarah Rose) Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 11 (Spring 2014): 47-75.  Winner of the Biennial "Best Article Prize" awarded by Labor and Working Class History Association in 2016

“The Creative Destruction of the Chicago River Harbor: Spatial and Environmental Dimensions of Industrial Capitalism, 1881-1909,” Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History 13 (June 2012): 235-275.

“The Lakefront’s Last Frontier: The Turnerian Mythology of Streeterville, 1886-1961,” The Journal of Illinois History 9 (Fall 2006): 201-214.

Lech Walesa Hall 4094
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5632
Office Hours
On Leave Fall 2017
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Photo of Michael W. Tuck
Michael
W.
Tuck
Ph.D
History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5629
Expertise
History of Africa; Atlantic History
Courses Taught
Hist 111E: World History-Africa
Hist 370: Precolonial Sub-Saharan Africa
Hist 371: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Africa
Hist 372: History of Southern Africa
Research Interests
History of Africa; Atlantic History; Environmental History
Education

Northwestern University

History, Ph.D., 1997

Lech Walesa Hall 4089
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5629
Office Hours
Fall Semester 2017 Monday: 3:40pm-4:10pm Tuesday: 10:45am-11:45am, 12:30pm-1:30pm Wednesday: 3:40pm-4:10pm and by appointment
Main Campus