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Emeritus Faculty

  • Stephen Aron: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1990.
    North American Frontiers; Borderlands; American West
    310-825-4389; saron@history.ucla.edu
  • Ruth Bloch: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1980.
    History of Women and Gender, 1600-1860; History of Religion, 1600-1860; The Public/Private Distinction
  • Robert Dallek: Ph.D. Columbia University, 1964.
    Diplomatic History, Foreign Policy and Public Opinion; New Deal Diplomacy; The Professional Diplomat.
  • Ellen DuBois:  Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1975.
    History of U.S. Women, focusing on Political History; History of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the U.S., and of the History of American Feminism; History of International Feminism; Transnational History of U.S., 29th Century
    310-825-1846;   edubois@ucla.edu
  • Robert Hill: Honorary Doctorate, University of Toronto, 2017.
    Afro-American and Caribbean History
    310-825-7623; rhill@history.ucla.edu
  • Thomas Hines: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1971.
    United States History: Cultural, Urban and Architectural History.
  • Daniel Howe: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1966.
    United States History of the Early National Period, Focus on Intellectual and Religious History
    310-825-1663; howe@history.ucla.edu
  • Sanford M. Jacoby:   Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1981.
    20th Century U.S. Business, Economic, and Labor History
    310-206-6550; sanford.jacoby@anderson.ucla.edu
  • Naomi Lamoreaux: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1979.
    Patenting and the Market for Technology in the late 19th and 20th century U.S; Business Organizational Forms and Contractual Freedom in Europe and the U.S. in the 19th and 20th Centuries; The Public/Private Distinction in U.S. History.
  • John Laslett: D. Phil. Oxford University, 1962
    United States History: American Labor and Social Movements; U.S., Asian, Black and Mexican Immigration; Comparative Euro-American History.
    310-825-3221; laslett@history.ucla.edu
  • Michael Salman: Ph.D. Stanford University, 1993.
    U.S. History; South and Southeast Asia; Philippines; Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
    310-825-0893; salman@history.ucla.edu
  • Joan Waugh: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1992.
    19th Century America; Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age Eras
    310-825-1865; jwaugh@history.ucla.edu
  • Richard Weiss: Ph.D. Columbia University, 1966.
    Influence of Alfred Adler in the United States and the Experience of Migration in American history.
    310-825-1779; rweiss@history.ucla.edu
  • Mary Yeager: Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1973
    American Economic History
    310-825-3489; yeager@ucla.edu

Affiliated Faculty


With more than twenty-five distinguished faculty members in the field of U.S. history, the UCLA Department of History offers one of the country’s broadest, most diverse, and successful graduate programs in the subject. Faculty expertise ranges from the pre-colonial history of the Americas to the present. The faculty believes that students in our field should receive a common core education in U.S. history as well as having the opportunity to expand and rethink the field through further training and research that is individualized, specialized, and creative. We encourage interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative study to take advantage of UCLA’s renowned strengths, not just in the History Department, which is the largest and perhaps most comprehensive in the country, but also across the humanities, social sciences, arts, and, where appropriate, the sciences.

Resources for graduate study at UCLA are exceedingly rich. The Young Research Library is one of the five largest in the nation, and there are additional superb rare book collections in all periods of American history at the nearby Huntington and Clark libraries. Furthermore, UCLA is home to an array of interdisciplinary research centers and programs, many of which run lecture series, hold conferences, sponsor research programs, offer classes, and provide fellowships to graduate students in corresponding fields of study. US history graduate students have been especially active in the Center for the Study of Women, the Institute of Industrial Relations, and the four research centers for American ethnic studies (the Chicano Studies Research Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, American Indian Studies Center, and Asian-American Studies Center). Students have also interacted with Area Studies research centers (Centers for African Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, etc), Environmental Studies, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies, and more that could not be listed comprehensively. These centers and their programs offer excellent opportunities for inter-disciplinary research and discussion.

Program Requirements

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