Engaged Research and Teaching
Our faculty excel as researchers and teachers. We have published books and articles with the world's top presses and academic journals. Our research has been supported by prestigious external funding agencies, and many faculty have won prizes for their publications. We are also involved in numerous projects that bring historical knowledge and insight to the wider world.
In the Archives
- Professor Sean Farrell explores the history of Irish Americans in Illinois.
- Professor Emma Kuby sheds light on Nazi concentration camp survivors as transnational activists after 1945.
- Professor Andy Bruno wins funding from NASA for his research about the mysterious Tunguska explosion of 1908 that happened over a desolate region of Siberia.
- Professor Valerie Garver serves as an elected member on the council of the Medieval Academy of America.
In the Classroom
- Professors Amanda Littauer and Christina Abreu use Research, Diversity and Academic Engagement Grant funding to involve students closely and creatively in their research.
- Professor Beatrix Hoffman changes students’ lives through her mentorship and advocacy work.
In the Wider World
- Professor Christina Abreu spearheads Voces of the Pandemic, an oral history project devoted to documenting the experiences and struggles of the Latinx community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Professor Rosemary Feurer oversees the Mother Jones Museum, a part of the Mother Jones Heritage Project.
- Professor Ismael Montana preserves endangered public records in Ghana.
- Professor Eric Jones hosts a podcast on Southeast Asian history and culture.
- Professors Beatrix Hoffman and Stanley Arnold help journalists put current events like the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests in context.