18th Century Women

Program Faculty

Taner Akcam, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies
Turkey, nationalism and the Armenian Genocide
Tel: 1-508-421-3863

Norman Apter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Professor Apter specializes in twentieth-century Chinese social and cultural history, with a particular focus on the histories of children, childhood, and the issue of state and society. He teaches surveys of East Asia, Chinese civilization, and modern China as well as upper-division courses on the People’s Republic and the history of women in China. He is currently preparing an article on child relief in Post-Mao China for publication in both English and Chinese and starting a new project on the topic of street urchins in Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s.
Tel: 508- 793-7213

Debórah Dwork, Ph.D.
Rose Professor of Holocaust History, Department of History
Director of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Historian Dr. Debórah Dwork, one of the first historians to study the Holocaust and to collect oral histories from Holocaust survivors, uses a variety of sources--including government and philanthropic agency archives, newspapers, letters, memoirs and interviews--to understand the causes and impacts of the Holocaust and other genocides of the twentieth century.
Tel: 1-508-793-7450

Janette T. Greenwood, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History
Dr. Greenwood teaches a variety of courses in American history including American race and ethnicity, history of the South, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age. She is the author of First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900, University of North Carolina Press, 2010, which examines the Civil War-era migration of former slaves to Central Massachusetts. Her first book, Bittersweet Legacy (UNC Press, 2004) explores the emergence and interaction of the black and white middle class in a New South city.
Tel: 1-508-793-7286

Willem Klooster, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of History
Dr. Klooster specializes in the history of the Atlantic world (15th-19th centuries). He teaches classes on comparative colonialism (the Americas), the age of Atlantic revolutions (1776-1824), and Caribbean history. His recent research includes, Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative History (New York University Press, 2009) and Migration, Trade, and Slavery in an Expanding World: Essays in Honor of Pieter Emmer (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009).
Tel: 1-508-421-3768

Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History
Dr. Kuehne teaches Modern European and German History. His academic and research work is concerned with the relation of war, genocide, and society, with long-term traditions of political culture of Central Europe, above all with the problem of locating the Holocaust and Nazi Germany in the social and cultural history of the 20th century.
Tel: 1-508-793-7523

Nina Kushner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
Early modern European social and cultural history, the history of women and gender, and the history of sexuality

Douglas Little, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Chair in History and International Relations
U.S. diplomatic history, U.S. 20th-century history
Tel: 1-508-793-7184

Olga Litvak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History; Michael and Lisa Leffell Chair in Modern Jewish History
Dr. Litvak specializes in Eastern European and modern Jewish history. She has written and lectured on a wide range of subjects related to the study of Russian Jewry, including urban violence, literary and artistic life, war, revolution and migration. She has also been pursuing the study of Jewish participation in the making of modern Russian visual culture.
Tel: 1-508-793-7254

Drew McCoy, Ph.D.
Jacob and Frances Hiatt Professor of History, Department of History
Early American history, U.S. intellectual and political history
Tel: 1-508-793-7789

Ousmane Power-Greene, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Dr. Power-Greene teaches courses on African American history, especially those that deal with African American social and political movements. His dissertation examined debates over emigration and colonization within the Abolition Movement. Currently, he is researching twentieth century African American internationalism in the thought and activism of Hubert H. Harrison.
Tel: 1-508-421-3725

Amy Richter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
Dr. Richter specializes in 19th and 20th century American and cultural history, with an emphasis on women's and urban history. Her teaching repertoire includes the history of American women, U.S. urban history from the colonial era to the 21st century, Gender and the American City, and American Consumer Culture. Her book, Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2005. Her current research looks at marriage and the consumer marketplace at the turn of the twentieth century, and she is working on a primary source reader on 19th-century interpretations of home.
Tel: 1-508-793-7216

Paul Ropp, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of History
Chinese social and intellectual history
Tel: 1-508-793-7213

Adjunct Faculty

John Brown, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Economics; Mosakowski Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow
Tel: 1-508-793-7390

Paul Burke, Ph.D.
Professor of Classics, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Director of Ancient Civilization Program Dr. Burke teaches a wide variety of courses on the Clark campus, including: Introduction to Classical Greek, Jews and Christians in the Ancient World, Classical Mythology, Roman Art and Architecture, and Religious Experience in the Ancient World. He has taught a course on Roman archaeology in Clark's Luxembourg May Term and has directed numerous study-abroad tours of Southern Italy and Sicily. Dr. Burke is past president of the Vergilian Society which offers, through its Classical Summer School, courses on Greek and Roman history, art, and archaeology in Southern Italy, France, Israel, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.
Tel: 1-508-793-7365

Richard Ford, Ph.D.
IDCE Research Professor Resource trends and resource management in Africa, community participation and sustainable development, conflict mediation, community-based planning, monitoring and evaluation
Tel: 1-508-793-7691

Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Allen M. Glick Chair in Judaic and Biblical Studies, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Director, Jewish Studies Program
Director of Jewish Studies Concentration Dr. Fox's main scholarly focus is the rhetoric and internal coherence of the Hebrew Bible, and how they may be brought out in translation. He is also interested in how the Bible has been transformed at each stage by generations of Israelites, Jews, and Christians. He teaches courses in which texts serve as windows to the attitudes and concerns of Jews through the ages. Dr. Fox's activities in translation have led him to some unexpected places. He was a religious consultant on the animated film Prince of Egypt, and has been collaborating with an American-Israeli artist, Schwebel, who sets the David stories against the backdrop of 1980s Jerusalem.
Tel: 1-508-793-7355

Thomas Massey, Ph.D.
Premodern China, modern China, premodern Japan, premodern Europe, Ming Dynasty

Mark Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Director of Law and Society Concentration; American government, politics of law and the judiciary, Congressional politics, lawyers and politics
Tel: 1-508-793-7233

Affiliate Faculty

Robert Dykstra, Ph.D.

Emeriti Faculty

George A. Billias, Ph.D.

Daniel Borg, Ph.D.

Paul Lucas, Ph.D.