History Department

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Francisco Beltrán

Visiting Assistant Professor of History
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Race and ethnicity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America, Latino/a/x history, immigration history, American social history.

AA 2009, San Diego City College.
BA 2011, MA 2014, University of California, San Diego.
PhD 2019, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Reed College 2021–.

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–.

Personal Website
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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On sabbatical 2021-22.

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
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Modern China and Japan.

B.A. 1977, University of Colorado, Boulder.
M.A. 1983, Ph.D. 1993 University of California, Berkeley.
Reed College 1990–.

Formosa: 19th Century Images website

David T. Garrett

Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities
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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–.

Joshua Howe (Chair)

Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies
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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

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–.

Website

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–.

Margot Minardi

Professor of History and Humanities
Email

Colonial and revolutionary America, nineteenth-century United States.

A.B. 2000, Harvard College.
A.M. 2003, Ph.D. 2007, Harvard University.
Reed College 2007–.

Website

Radhika Natarajan

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
Email

Modern imperial Britain.

B.A. 2002, Yale College.
M.A. 2009, Ph.D. 2013, University of California, Berkeley.
Reed College 2014–.

Website

Padraig Riley

Visiting Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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Nineteenth-century United States, slavery, political history.

B.A. 1999, M.A. 2001, Ph.D. 2007, University of California, Berkeley.
Reed College 2016–.

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
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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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A.B. 1960, Harvard College.
M.A. 1962, Ph.D. 1969, University of California, Berkeley.
Reed College 1973–2011.

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Staff

Julie Shannon

Faculty Administrative Coordinator
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