2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

History, PhD

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The department offers a graduate program in two broad area: United States and Atlantic History, with tracks in the history of the United States and in the history of the Atlantic World.  Admission to the program in United States and Atlantic History has been temporarily suspended.


Holocaust History and Genocide Studies (https://www.clarku.edu/centers/holocaust-and-genocide-studies/phd-programs/genocide-studies/) with tracks in Holocaust History and in Genocide Studies. 

Graduate course work includes reading seminars (colloquia), research seminars, and individual tutorials for both reading and research purposes. Graduate students may also register in upper-division undergraduate courses at a graduate level that requires more intensive work. First- and second-year students in the doctoral program take three courses each semester, one of which must be expressly devoted to the production of a research paper. Faculty advisers help incoming students design their programs, which may include courses in other departments.

Ph.D. Requirements

Briefly put, the Ph.D. is awarded after you have:

1) met your residence requirement,

2) passed your annual reviews,

3) taken two years of course work,

4) met your language requirement(s),

5) passed an oral examination in three fields,

6) written an acceptable dissertation.

History Faculty

Program Faculty

Elizabeth Imber, Ph.D.
Edward Kesse, Ph.D. expected May 2023
Willem Klooster, Ph.D.
Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.
Nina Kushner, Ph.D
Lex Jing Lu, Ph.D.
Ousmane Power-Greene, Ph.D.
Amy Richter, Ph.D., Chair
Elyse Semerdjian, Ph.D.
Frances Tanzer, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Meredith Neuman, Ph.D.
Kristina Wilson, Ph.D.

Senior Research Faculty

Taner Akçam, Ph.D.

Janette T. Greenwood, Ph.D.

Douglas Little, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty

Robert Dykstra, Ph.D.
Alden Vaughan, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Daniel Borg, Ph.D.

Drew McCoy, Ph.D.

Graduate History Courses

Courses offered within the last 2 Academic Years

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