History, Department of

2129 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building • (336) 334-5992 • uncg.edu/his

Graduate Programs


  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Historic Preservation (administered by the Department of Interior Architecture), 15 hours
  • Master of Arts (MA) in History, (30 hours), concentration in Museum Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History, 45-51 hours


Graduate Faculty



Jodi Bilinkoff, PhD, Renaissance and Reformation Europe, early modern Spain, religion, gender.

Charles C. Bolton, PhD, Southern history, oral history (Head of Department).

Colleen Kriger, PhD, African history, European expansion in Africa, material culture, oral history.

Paul Mazgaj, PhD, Modern European intellectual history, French history, history of ideologies, French revolution, Napoleonic era.

Stephen Ruzicka, PhD, Ancient history, Greek, Roman, Persia.

Associate Professors

James A. Anderson, PhD, East Asia, China, Vietnam.

Richard E. Barton, PhD, Medieval history.

Mark Elliott, PhD, 19th century American history.

Benjamin Filene, PhD, Public history (Director of Public History).

Phyllis W. Hunter, PhD, American, Colonial, material culture.

Thomas F. Jackson, PhD, Recent America, civil rights.

Watson Jennison, PhD, African American history, U.S. South.

Jeffrey W. Jones, PhD, Russia.

Lisa Levenstein, PhD, U.S. women’s history.

Greg O’Brien, PhD, 18th-19th century America, American Indian history, environmental history (Director of Graduate Study).

Linda M. Rupert, PhD, Atlantic world, Caribbean, Latin America.

Lisa C. Tolbert, PhD, American cultural history, 19th-century U.S., antebellum South, architectural history, museum studies.

Assistant Professors

Jill C. Bender, PhD, British Studies

A. Asa Eger, PhD, Early Islamic history.

Emily J. Levine, PhD, German and intellectural history.

Peter Villella, PhD, Latin America and Colonial Mexico.


The Department of History offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Historic Preservation, a Master of Arts in history, a Master of Arts in history with a museum studies concentration, and a PhD in history. The public history program (museum studies) works in partnership with the Department of Interior Architecture, cross-listing many core classes. Classes in each of our programs are generally small and, through an intensive mentoring program, faculty-student interaction has become a hallmark of graduate study in the department.


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