Associate Professor - Department Chair
Elizabeth Prevost received her B.A. from Trinity College (CT) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Her research focuses on the history of gender, colonialism, and... See this person's full profile
Professor, Emeritus/Emerita

Professor Brown has been a member of the Grinnell History Department since the fall of 1989. She has chaired the History Department and the Gender and Women's Studies concentration, been... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor
Director of the Rosenfield Program, Spring 2015

Edward Cohn came to Grinnell in 2007 after completing a Ph.D. in Russian history at the University of Chicago. A 1999 graduate of Swarthmore College, he worked for a year as a journalist... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor - Department Chair
Monessa Cummins received her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on Greek epinician poetry, a type of lyric poetry composed in praise of victors at... See this person's full profile
Emeritus

George A. Drake first came to Grinnell as an undergraduate in the class of 1956. After a sojourn at the University of Chicago to receive his Ph.D., Mr. Drake began his career as a... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Caleb Elfenbein graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in political science, making his way to Harvard Divinity School for a Masters in Theological Studies, then to the University of... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor - Department Chair

Michael Guenther received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his M.A. & Ph.D from Northwestern University. His research examines the social and political dimensions of... See this person's full profile

Emeritus/Emerita

Before joining the Grinnell faculty in 1978, Andrew Hsieh received his education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kyoto University (Japan), and Yale University. He has currently... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor - Department Chair
Member, Peace and Conflict Studies Committee

I am a scholar of communications as a political and social force, with expertise in the fields of modern history, contemporary history, comparative politics, war and society, and China/... See this person's full profile

Emeritus/Emerita
Joseph F. Rosenfield Professor of Social Studies

Kaiser has taught at Grinnell since 1979, and in 2008, entered Senior Faculty Status. A specialist in medieval and early modern Russia, Mr. Kaiser has studied legal, social, and... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Albert Lacson teaches courses that focus on race and ethnicity in US history, including Native American and African American history, race in early America,... See this person's full profile

Professor - Department Chair
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

A specialist in history of U.S. foreign relations, 20th-century America and the global history of the Cold War, Michael Latham earned his B.A. at Pomona College, summa cum laude, in 1989... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Carolyn Herbst Lewis joined the faculty at Grinnell College as an assistant professor of history in 2013. She has a Ph.D. in American women’s history with a concentration in Women’s... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor - Department Chair
Kelly Maynard joined the faculty at Grinnell in 2009 after teaching in the history and art history departments at Scripps College. Her current project, entitled Hearing Wagner in France at... See this person's full profile
Assistant Professor

Christopher Mayo received his B.A. and M.A. from the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. from the East Asian Studies Department at... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Aysha Pollnitz arrived at Grinnell College in August 2013 following research fellowships at Trinity College, Cambridge and the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC. She has taught... See this person's full profile

Professor
Professor of History and Director of the Rosenfield Program
Sarah Purcell graduated from Grinnell with a B.A. in history in 1992. She went on to earn an A.M. (1993) and a Ph.D. (1997) from Brown University. She joined the faculty of Grinnell in 2000... See this person's full profile
Associate Professor

Mr. Silva came to Grinnell from the University of Chicago where he wrote a dissertation on Chilean middle-class unions. Mr. Silva's work examines how the middle class contributed to the... See this person's full profile

Professor, Emeritus/Emerita

D. A. Smith has taught history at Grinnell since 1970; during the 1960s he studied and taught history at Yale University. He has also been (1993 and 1997) Concurrent Professor of History... See this person's full profile