Sheri Kennedy

  • B.A. SF State, Medieval History and Literature
  • M.A. SF State, Medieval History with special interest in the rhetoric of iconography, and the supernatural and monstrous.

Responsibilities: Student advocate and advisor, front office management, marketing and web copywriter, holder of arcane knowledge, traverser of labyrinthine financial systems, befriender of minotaurs. 


And I teach Medieval History too.


Dan Kearns

I like to teach an internationalized version of American history that brings in global and hemispheric themes. I’m also interested in the philosophy of history and the contemporary technological revolution of higher education.

Eva Sheppard Wolf

After publishing two books concerning slavery, manumission, and race in Virginia, I am shifting my focus northward to Americans’ ideas about free labor in the era of the early republic. My interest remains in the intersection between thought and action—in this case between ideas about labor and the increasing prevalence of wage labor (as opposed to bound labor such as slavery, servitude, and apprenticeship) in the northern U.S. states.

Megan Williams



  • Ph.D, Princeton, 2002
  • 2011-2012 Research Leave
  • Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Alexander v. Humboldt Stiftung
  • Sponsor: Hartmut Leppin, Historische Institut, Abteilung für Alte Geschichte
  • Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt aM.

Courses offered:

  • HIST 110: Western Civilization to 1500
  • HIST 325: Late Antiquity
  • HIST 328: The Early Church to 395
  • HIST 329: The Early Church, 395-787
  • HIST 330: The Early Middle Ages

Felicia Viator

I am an American historian with a focus on nineteenth and twentieth century social and cultural history. From this perspective, I’ve been especially interested in examining the history of California, popular entertainment and the African American experience. My forthcoming book, Gangster Boogie: Los Angeles and the Rise of Gangsta Rap, explores all three. It explains how black youths in 1980s Los Angeles transformed the region’s hidden urban crisis into a national obsession, one that would prove culturally and politically consequential.

Marc Stein

I am a historian of U.S. law, politics, and society, with research and teaching interests in constitutional law, social movements, gender, race and sexuality. My books and articles have focused on twentieth century urban gay and lesbian history; U.S. Supreme Court decisions on sex, marriage and reproduction; queer political activism; and sexual politics in the discipline of history. Over the last decade I have taught courses on U.S. constitutional law, gender and sexuality in North American history and the history of twentieth century political movements.