Steering Committee

Greg O’Malley is Director of the CWH and an Associate Professor of History. His research interests include the early modern Atlantic world, slavery, the slave trade, and the American Revolution. He is the author of Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 and serves on the executive board of Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.



Maya Peterson is an Assistant Professor of History. Her research interests include Imperial Russian and Soviet history; comparative empires and colonialism; Central Asian history; and environmental history. Her most recent article is: “US to USSR: American Experts, Irrigation, and Cotton in Soviet Central Asia, 1929-32,” Environmental History 21, 3 (2016): 442-466.



Marc Matera is an Associate Professor of History. His research interests include Modern Britain and the British Empire; Black European Studies; the Black Atlantic; women’s and gender history; and the history of sexuality. He is the author of Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century and co-author of The Global 1930s.



Affiliated Faculty

Ben Breen, Assistant Professor of History

Edmund Burke, Professor Emeritus of History

Alan Christy, Associate Professor of History

Alma Heckman, Assistant Professor of History

Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History

J. Cameron Monroe, Associate Professor of Anthropology

S. Ravi Rajan, Professor of Environmental Studies

Juned Shaikh, Assistant Professor of History

Edward (Noel) Smyth, Lecturer, Writing Program

Martin Rizzo, Lecturer, Latin American and Latino Studies

Megan Thomas, Associate Professor of Politics

Lynn Westerkamp, Professor of History


Affiliated Graduate Students

Melissa A. Brzycki

Bristol Cave-LaCoste

Xiaofei Gao

Kiran Garcha

Amy Hart

Daniel Joesten

Marc Emile Johnston

Taylor Kirsch

Lauren Kwiatkowski

Muiris MacGiollabhui

Priscilla Martinez

Wilson Miu

Stephanie Montgomery

Jaclyn Schultz

Andrei Tcacenco

Nicole VanderMeer

Samantha Williams