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Department Chair

John Grider Profile
Associate Professor
401A Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Maritime history, Labor & Working-class history, Native American history, and history of the American West

Academic Department Associate

Rebecca Viner Profile
Academic Department Associate
401B Wimberly Hall

Department people

Ariel Beaujot Profile
Associate Professor
403A Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Public History, British History, Fashion, Material Culture, Gender Studies

Office hours:

Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am-12:00 pm or by appointment office: 403A

Deborah Buffton Profile
403H Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Modern France, Modern China, effects of war on society, peace movements

Office hours:

Monday and Wednesday 1:10-3:15 and by appointment

Mark Chavalas Profile
403D Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Ancient Near East, Classical, Biblical, archaeology

Office hours:

Fall T-TH 9:25-10:50, 1:45-2:10, 3:45-4:30 and by appt.

Jess Hollenback Profile
Associate Professor
403G Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: History of religions (Comparative religions)
Gerald Iguchi Profile
Assistant Professor
403P Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Japanese History, Asian History, and World History; Cultural Studies; Buddhism and other Religions
Office hours: M/W 2:10 - 3:10 and by Appointment (by Email)
Barbara Kooiman Profile
1725 State St
James Longhurst Profile
Associate Professor
403F Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

public policy, urban environmental history, and the social and cultural history of modern America

Office hours:

Fall 2016: MWF 1:10-2:10

Marti Lybeck Profile
Assistant Professor
403B Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Gender and Sexuality, Modern Europe, 19th and 20th Century Germany
Office hours: Tuesday 1:30-3:30, Friday 9:30-10:30
Víctor Macías-González Profile
403J Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

Latin American, Mexican, Latina/o, and Gender and Sexuality History and Mexican cultural history.  Focus on nineteenth-century Mexico, especially the Porfiriato (1876-1911). Interests include diplomacy, transnational migration, Mexican communities abroad (London, Paris, Chicago), Mexican-British relations in the Victorian Age, consumption and material culture, masculinity, Latin@s in the Midwest, and the homophile movement.

Office hours:

Hours reserved for current students and advisees: Tuesdays, 2:15-3:30 PM; Wednesdays 10-11 AM, and Thursdays, 10-10:40 AM. Other hours by appointment.

See below instructions for requests of letters of recommendation.

Heidi Morrison Profile
Associate Professor
403C Wimberly Hall
Gita Pai Profile
Assistant Professor
403M Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

History of early modern to contemporary South Asia

Office hours:

On leave until June 2017

Shelley Sinclair Profile
Associate Professor
403L Wimberly Hall
Kenneth Shonk Profile
Assistant Professor
336B Wimberly Hall
Patricia Stovey Profile
Assistant Professor
403E Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Regional Director, National History Day
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:15
Tiffany Trimmer Profile
Assistant Professor
403K Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

World History, Migration History, How La Crosse connects to World History, British Empire 19th-20th C.

Office hours:

M W F: 11:10 - 11:45 am

M W: 2:30 - 4:30 pm

(and by appt)

Jennifer Trost Profile
Associate Professor
336A Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas:

History of Identity Theft and Impersonation; History of Identification and Surveillance Policy; Juvenile Justice Policy

Office hours:

Fall 2016: MWF 2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., and by appointment

Julie Weiskopf Profile
Associate Professor
403I Wimberly Hall
Specialty areas: Africa, colonial and postcolonial Tanzanian history, histories of resettlement, public health, and conservation.
Office hours: Mondays 1-2, Tuesdays 10-12, Thursdays 11-12, and by appointment

Emeritus Faculty

Jean Helliesen

Charles Lee

Gary Kuhn

Curtis Kang

Bruce Mouser

James Parker

William Pemberton

James Potts

Richard Snyder

Gregory P. Wegner

Martin Zanger