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Associated Faculty

Adjunct Appointments

Ira Harkavy

Founding Director and Associate Vice President, Penn Center for Community Partnerships; Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

U.S. urban, social

Arthur Kiron

Curator of Judaica Collections at the Penn Library; Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

Atlantic Jewish history, history of the Jewish book

Bruce Lenthall

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning; Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

20th-century U.S., cultural, political, media


Eric Schneider

Associate Director for Academic Affairs; Adjunct Professor of History

U.S. urban history, 20th century U.S., the history of adolescence, and the history of crime and deviance

Yechiel Y. Schur

Director, Public Programs for the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

medieval Jewish History

Secondary Appointments

Daud Ali

Associate Professor of South Asia Studies


Talya Fishman

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Jewish history

E. Ann Matter

Professor, Religious Studies

Medieval history, religion and gender

Serena Mayeri

Professor of Law and History

legal and constitutional history, antidiscrimination law and policy, family law and history, social movements and law, history of legal feminism

Sophia Lee

Professor of Law



Daniel M.G. Raff

Associate Professor of Management, Wharton School

U.S. and comparative economic and business history

Ramya Sreenivasan

Associate Professor of South Asia Studies


Mark J. Stern

Professor of Social Welfare and History, School of Social Policy & Practice;
Director, Urban Studies Program

Urban history, public policy, and historical demography

Dominic Vitiello

Associate Professor of History

City & Regional Planning



Members of the History Graduate Group from Other Departments

David Barnes

Associate Professor, History & Sociology of Science

19th and 20th century France

Anthea Butler

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Graduate Chair


Max Cavitch

Assistant Professor, English

Early America

Rita Copeland

Professor, Classical Studies and English;
Chair, Comparative Literature

Medieval literature and intellectual history

Marybeth Gasman

Associate Professor, Grad School of Education

19th and 20th century U.S., African-American history

Paul R. Goldin

Professor & Chair, East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Chinese Thought

Ayako Kano

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Modern Japa

Amy Kaplan

Professor, English

American studies, U.S. imperialism

M. Susan Lindee

Professor, History & Sociology of Science

Technology and medicine in the U.S.


Victor H. Mair

Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Chinese literature and culture

Jeremy McInerney

Professor, Classical Studies

Ancient Greece

Lisa Mitchell

Associate Professor of South Asian Studies

Modern South Asia

Sharrona Pearl

Assistant Professor, Annenberg School for Communication

Culture and communication studies

Kevin Platt

Professor and Department Chair, Slavic Languages and Literatures

History, politics and cultural life in Modern Russia

Wendell Pritchett

Presidential Term Professor and Interim Dean of the Law School

U.S. urban history

Jorge H. Salessi

Associate Professor, Romance Languages

Latin America, history of sexuality

Heather Sharkey

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

History of the Middle East and North Africa




Larry Silver

Farquhar Professor, History of Art

Northern Renaissance Art

Rogers M. Smith

Christopher Browne Professor, Political Science

U.S. politics, 1789-present

Peter Stallybrass

Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities, and Professor of English

History of the book

Robert Vitalis

Associate Professor, Political Science

Middle Eastern history and the history of international relations

Adelheid Voskuhl

Associate Professor, History & Sociology of Science


Karen Buhler-Wilkerson

Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing

U.S. women’s history

Tukufu Zuberi

Professor, Sociology;
Director, Africana Studies Program

Historical demography, Africa and African-American