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People

  1. Director's Team
  2. Post-Doctoral Fellows
  3. Affiliated Faculty
  4. Affiliated Graduate Students
  5. Emeriti
  6. Academic Advisory Board

Director's Team

Matthew Isham

  • Managing Director, Richards Civil War Era Center
  • Managing Editor, The Journal of the Civil War Era

(814) 863-6702

mri113@psu.edu

Rachel A. Shelden

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Director, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center

(814) 863-0151

rshelden@psu.edu

Barby A. Singer

  • Assistant to the Director

(814) 863-0151

bqs6@psu.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Maryam K. Aziz

  • 2020-2021 Richards Center/Africana Research Center Postdoctoral Scholar

mka5822@psu.edu

Jonathan S. Jones

  • 2020-2021 Richards Center Postdoctoral Scholar

jsj5289@psu.edu

Affiliated Faculty

Robert Bernasconi

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies

(814) 865-6398

rlb43@psu.edu

Cathleen Cahill

  • Associate Professor of History

czc335@psu.edu

Amira Rose Davis

  • Assistant Professor of History and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

(814) 865-4134

ard51@psu.edu

J. Marlena Edwards

  • Assistant Professor of African American Studies, History, and African Studies

(814) 865-8719

jue328@psu.edu

Martha Few

  • Professor of Latin American History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

(814) 865-2278

mzf52@psu.edu

Gabrielle Foreman

  • Paterno Family Professor of American Literature and Professor of African American Studies and History

pgf5052@psu.edu

Keith Gilyard

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and African American Studies
  • Director of Graduate Studies

(814) 865-9123

rkg3@psu.edu

Lori Ginzberg

  • Professor of History and Women's Studies

ldg1@psu.edu

Amy S. Greenberg

  • George Winfree Professor of American History

(814) 863-0162

asg5@psu.edu

Prakash Kumar

  • Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies

(814) 863-4923

puk15@psu.edu

Clarence Lang

  • Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts and Professor of African American Studies

(814) 865-7691

celang@psu.edu

Jacob Lee

  • Assistant Professor of History

(814) 863-0184

jul782@psu.edu

Daniel Letwin

  • Associate Professor of History

dll8@psu.edu

Zachary Morgan

  • Associate Professor of Latin American History and African American Studies

(814) 863-8080

zzm20@psu.edu

Julie Reed

  • Associate Professor in History

(814) 863-0105

jlr6454@psu.edu

Crystal Sanders

  • Associate Professor of History and African American Studies
  • Director, Africana Research Center

(814) 863-7303

crs19@psu.edu

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

  • Associate Professor of History

(814) 863-0106

sandoval@psu.edu

Christina Snyder

  • McCabe Greer Professor of the American Civil War Era

(814) 863-0181

czs398@psu.edu

Ellen Stroud

  • Associate Professor of History

estroud@psu.edu

Dara Walker

  • Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

(814) 865-5005

duw482@psu.edu

Cynthia Young

  • Department Head, African American Studies
  • Associate Professor of African American Studies and English

cay9@psu.edu

Affiliated Graduate Students

Richard Daily

  • Dual-title Ph.D. candidate, History & African American Studies

rdd25@psu.edu

Megan Kessler Hildebrand

  • Dual-title Ph.D. candidate, History & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

mak61@psu.edu

Carolyn Levy

  • Dual-title Ph.D. candidate, History & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

cal65@psu.edu

ShaVonte Mills

  • Dual-title Ph.D. candidate, History & African American Studies

skm5577@psu.edu

Emeriti

William Blair

  • Ferree Professor Emeritus of Middle American History
  • Director Emeritus / Richards Civil War Era Center
  • Founding Editor / The Journal of the Civil War Era

(814) 863-2658

wab120@psu.edu

Mark Neely

  • McCabe Greer Professor Emeritus in the American Civil War Era

mxn10@psu.edu

Carol Reardon

  • George Winfree Professor Emeritus of American History

(814) 863-2658

car9@psu.edu

Academic Advisory Board

Richard Blackett

  • Academic Advisory Board Member
  • Andrew Jackson Professor of History, Emeritus
  • History Department
  • Vanderbilt University

Laura F. Edwards

  • Academic Advisory Board Member
  • Peabody Family Professor of History in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • History Department
  • Duke University

Lesley Gordon

  • Academic Advisory Board Member
  • Professor
  • Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History
  • Department of History
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • The University of Alabama

Ari Kelman

  • Academic Advisory Board Member
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Professor of History
  • Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Programs
  • College of Letters and Science
  • University of California, Davis

Mark Simpson-Vos

  • Academic Advisory Board Member Ex-officio
  • Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director
  • University of North Carolina

Elizabeth R. Varon

  • Academic Advisory Board Member
  • Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History
  • Associate Director, John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History
  • Corcoran Department of History
  • University of Virginia

Kidada E. Williams

  • Academic Advisory Board Member
  • Associate Professor of History
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Wayne State University