History Department

Faculty & Staff

Michael P. Breen

Professor of History and Humanities
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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
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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-.

John J. Dougherty

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies
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Environmental history, Native American studies, American West.
B.A. 2007 Portland State University. M.A. 2009, PhD 2014 University of California, Berkeley. Reed College 2016–.

Douglas L. Fix

Elizabeth C. Ducey Professor of Asian Studies and Humanities
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Modern China and Japan.
BA 1977 University of Colorado, Boulder. MA 1983, PhD 1993 University of California, Berkeley. Reed College 1990–.

Formosa: 19th Century Images website

David T. Garrett (Chair)

Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities
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Latin America and early modern Spain.
B.A. 1988 Yale University. 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
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Russia, music and European cultural history.
BA 2001 University of California, Los Angeles. MMus 2003 Mannes College of Music. MA 2007, 2015, PhD 2015 University of Chicago. Reed College 2016–.

Joshua Howe

Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies
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Environmental history, history of science, twentieth-century United States.
BA 2002 Middlebury College. MA 2005, PhD 2010 Stanford University. Reed College 2012–.
On sabbatical and leave 2016–17.

Benjamin Lazier

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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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

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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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–.
On sabbatical 2016–17.

Margot Minardi

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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Colonial and revolutionary America, nineteenth-century United States.
A.B. 2000 Harvard College. A.M. 2003, Ph.D. 2007 Harvard University. Reed College 2007-.

Radhika Natarajan

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
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Modern imperial Britain.
BA 2002 Yale University. PhD 2013 University of California, Berkeley. Reed College 2014–.

Padraig Riley

Visiting Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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Nineteenth-century United States, slavery, political history.
BA 1999, MA 2001, PhD 2007 University of California, Berkeley. Reed College 2016–.

William Smiley

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
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Middle Eastern and Ottoman history, international law.
BS 2005 Hillsdale College. MA 2008 University of Utah. PhD 2012 Cambridge University. JD 2014 Yale University. Reed College 2015–.
On sabbatical and leave 2016–17.

Emeritus/Emerita

Raymond F. Kierstead

Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities, Emeritus
BA 1956 Bowdoin College. MA 1959, PhD 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
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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
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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-.

Staff

Julie Shannon

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