William Ashworth, Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus of History

William Ashworth is a historian of science, with an emphasis on the Renaissance and early modern periods. He teaches courses on The Renaissance, The Scientific...

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Andrew Bergerson

Professor of History & Public Humanities
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Professor Drew Bergerson is an historian of modern Germany with particular interest in the history of everyday life (Alltagsgeschichte), ethnographic/oral...

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Rebecca Davis

Associate Teaching Professor of History
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Professor Rebecca Davis is a social and political historian of modern American history with particular research and teaching interests in race, media, and the...

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Gary Ebersole

Professor Emeritus of History and Religious Studies

Professor Ebersole is a historian of religions, specializing in Japanese religions and the comparative-historical study of religion. His current research interests...

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Sandra Enriquez

Assistant Professor of History & Director of Public History Emphasis
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Professor Sandra Enríquez is a social historian of modern United States history with particular research and teaching interests in Chicanx and Latinx history,...

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Miriam Forman-Brunell

Professor Emerita of History & Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Professor Miriam Forman-Brunell, an historian of US cultural/social history, is the author and editor of eight books on the history of girlhood and dolls’ studies.


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David Freeman

Associate Professor of History & Religious Studies
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Professor David Freeman is a Dutch Atlantic World historian with an interest in trade. His first book, A Silver River in a Silver World, 1648-1678 (Cambridge,...

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Brian Frehner

Associate Professor of History
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Brian Frehner writes and teaches about the history of oil, energy, environment, and the American West. He is currently at work on a monograph that recounts the...

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Viviana Grieco

Associate Professor of History & Latin American and Latinx Studies
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Professor Viviana L. Grieco studies the political economy and political culture of the Spanish Empire. Her research focuses on the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata...

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Hannah Hohenstein-Flack

Office Support Assistant III

Dennis Merrill

Curators’ Teaching Professor Emeritus

Dennis Merrill was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut; completed his Ph.D. at his home-state, public university; and joined UMKC’s Department of History in...

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Linda Mitchell

Professor of History, Martha Jane Phillips Starr Missouri Distinguished Endowed Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
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Professor Mitchell has held the Starr Professorship in Women’s and Gender Studies since 2008, is a member of both the REGS and the History Departments, and...

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Lindsay Moore

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Lindsay Moore is a historian of early modern Britain with a special emphasis on women and legal history. She is the author of Women before the Court:...

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Diane Mutti-Burke

Professor of History, Department Chair & Director of the Center for Midwestern Studies

Diane Mutti Burke is an historian of the American South and the Civil War with a particular interest in the history of slavery, women, and the Missouri/Kansas...

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Matthew Osborn

Associate Professor of History
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A historian of early America, Dr. Matthew Warner Osborn is currently writing a book on a fanciful character named the Night Hawk, who first appeared in a radical...

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Lynda Payne

Professor Emerita of History

Professor Lynda Payne is an historian of medicine and Britain with a particular interest in the history of gender, war, emotions, material culture, and surgery....

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Massimiliano Vitiello

Professor of History & Classics
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Professor Vitiello currently holds the Norman Royall Professorship. He is an historian of Ancient History, Late Antiquity, Byzantium and the early Middle Ages,...

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