History Experts

Monica J. Stenzel, MA


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  • Historic Models of Sustainability
  • History of Food
  • History of Witchcraft

J. “Bill” T. Youngs, PhD


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  • U.S. History
  • American Wilderness
  • Early America
  • National Parks

Judy Rohrer, PhD

Program Director

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Intersectional feminist responses
  • Feminist Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Hawai’i Colonial History & Politics
  • Anti-racist, Decolonial, Feminist, Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Activism
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Settler Colonial Studies
  • Disability Studies

Nydia A. Martinez, PhD

Dean of CAHSS

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  • Latin American History
  • Latina/o/x Studies
  • Immigration
  • Study Abroad
  • Leadership

Christopher C. Kirby, PhD


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  • History of Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy & Comparative Thought
  • Value Theory
  • Environmental Ethics

Scott Finnie, PhD

Program Director/Senior Faculty

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Cultural Impact
  • American and African American History
  • Leadership Studies
  • U.S. Race Relations
  • U.S. Civil Rights
  • Affirmative Action
  • Cultural Diversity Training

José M. García-Sánchez, PhD

Professor of Spanish

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  • Spanish
  • Spain
  • Latin America
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish History

Joseph U. Lenti, PhD


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  • Mexico
  • Modern Latin America
  • Urban History
  • Informal Settlements
  • Historical Research Methods

Brian G. Buchanan, PhD

Assistant Professor

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  • Historic Archaeology
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • GIS
  • Computational Archaeology
  • British Archaeology
  • Remote Sensing

Michael Zukosky, PhD


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  • Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
  • Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China
  • Development & Conservation Policy
  • Historical Narrative & Ethnohistory