History Department

Faculty & Staff

Michael P. Breen

Professor of History and Humanities
Email | Website
Old Regime France; early modern European legal, social, and cultural history; Renaissance Italy.
B.A. 1989, University of Chicago.
A.M. 1990, Ph.D. 2000, Brown University.
Reed College, 2000–.

Hist 352 Renaissance and Civil War in the French World (1494-1610) (fall '09) website
Hist 353 The French Revolution (fall '10) website
Hist 357 France and the French Colonial World (spring '06) website

Jacqueline Dirks

Cornelia Marvin Pierce Professor of History and Humanities
Email
American social and cultural history, U.S. women’s history.
B.A. 1982, Reed College.
M.A. 1986, Ph.D. 1996, Yale University.
Reed College 1991–.

Douglas L. Fix

Elizabeth C. Ducey Professor of Asian Studies and Humanities
Email
Modern China and Japan.
B.A. 1977, University of Colorado, Boulder.
M.A. 1983, Ph.D. 1993 University of California, Berkeley.
Reed College 1990–.
On sabbatical and leave 2017–2018.
Formosa: 19th Century Images website

David T. Garrett

Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities
Email
Latin America and early modern Spain.
B.A. 1988, Yale College.
M.A. 1991, Harvard University.
M.Phil. 1993, Ph.D. 2002, Columbia University.
Reed College 1998–.

Leah Goldman

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
Email
Russia, music and European cultural history.
B.A. 2001, University of California, Los Angeles.
M.Mus. 2003, Mannes College of Music.
M.A. 2007, Ph.D. 2015, University of Chicago.
Reed College 2016–.

Joshua Howe

Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies
Email
Environmental history, history of science, twentieth-century United States.
B.A. 2002, Middlebury College.
M.A. 2005, Ph.D. 2010, Stanford University.
Reed College 2012–.

Benjamin Lazier

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
Email | Website
Modern Europe, intellectual history.
B.A. 1993, University of Virginia.
M.A. 1998, C.Phil. 1999, Ph.D. 2002, University of California, Berkeley.
Reed College 2005–.

Mary Ashburn Miller (Chair)

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
Email
Revolutionary-era France and Europe; modern European cultural and intellectual history.
B.A. 2001, University of Virginia.
M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2008, Johns Hopkins University.
Reed College 2008–.

Margot Minardi

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
Email | Website
Colonial and revolutionary America, nineteenth-century United States.
A.B. 2000, Harvard College.
A.M. 2003, Ph.D. 2007, Harvard University.
Reed College 2007–.
On sabbatical and leave 2017–2018.

Radhika Natarajan

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
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Modern imperial Britain.
B.A. 2002, Yale College.
M.A. 2009, Ph.D. 2013, University of California, Berkeley.
Reed College 2014–.
On sabbatical and leave 2017–2018.

Lara Netting

Visiting Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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Modern China and Japan, Chinese material culture
B.A. 1998, Reed College.
Ph.D. 2009, Princeton University.
Reed College 2017–.

Padraig Riley

Visiting Associate Professor of History and Humanities
Email
Nineteenth-century United States, slavery, political history.
B.A. 1999, M.A. 2001, Ph.D. 2007, University of California, Berkeley.
Reed College 2016–.

William Smiley

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
Email
Middle Eastern and Ottoman history, international law.
B.S. 2005, Hillsdale College.
M.A. 2008, University of Utah.
Ph.D. 2012, University of Cambridge.
J.D. 2014, Yale University.
Reed College 2015–.

Emeritus/Emerita

Raymond F. Kierstead

Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities, Emeritus
B.A. 1956, Bowdoin College.
M.A. 1959, Ph.D. 1964, Northwestern University.
Reed College 1978–2000.

Christine L. Mueller

Professor of History and Humanities, Emerita
B.A. 1967, Carleton College.
Ph.D. 1980, University of Virginia.
Reed College 1973–2004.

David Harris Sacks

Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities, Emeritus
Email
Early modern Britain and Europe; Atlantic world
B.A. 1963, Brooklyn College.
A.M. 1965, Ph.D. 1977 Harvard University.
Reed College 1986–2015.

Edward B. Segel

Professor of History and Humanities, Emeritus
Email | Website
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, diplomatic history, war and society, the Cold War.
A.B. 1960, Harvard College.

M.A. 1962, Ph.D. 1969, University of California, Berkeley.

Reed College 1973–2011.

Staff

Julie Shannon

Administrative Assistant to the Faculty
Phone: (503) 777-7771
Fax: (503) 777-7776
E-mail: shannonj@reed.edu