History Department

Faculty & Staff

Michael P. Breen

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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Old Regime France; early modern European legal, social, and cultural history; Renaissance Italy.
B.A. 1989 University of Chicago. A.M. 1990 Ph.D. 2000 Brown University. Reed College 2000-.

Hist 352 Renaissance and Civil War in the French World (1494-1610) (fall '09) website
Hist 353 The French Revolution (fall '10) website
Hist 357 France and the French Colonial World (spring '06) website

Jacqueline Dirks

Cornelia Marvin Pierce Professor of History and Humanities
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American social and cultural history, U.S. women’s history.
B.A. 1982 Reed College. M.A. 1986 Ph.D. 1996 Yale University. Reed College 1991-.

Simon Finger

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
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Colonial and early republic U.S., history of medicine, maritime history.
B.A. 2000, M.A. 2000 Brandeis University. M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2008 Princeton University. Reed College 2011-.

Douglas L. Fix

Professor of History and Humanities
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Modern China and Japan.
B.A. 1977 University of Colorado/Boulder. M.A., 1983 Ph.D. 1993, University of California/Berkeley. Reed College 1990-.

Formosa: 19th Century Images website

David T. Garrett

Professor of History and Humanities
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Latin America and early modern Spain.
B.A. 1988 Yale University. M.A. 1991 Harvard University. M.Phil. 1993, Ph.D. 2002 Columbia University. Reed College 1998–.

Joshua Howe

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies
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Environmental history, history of science, twentieth-century United States.
BA 2002 Middlebury College. MA 2005, PhD 2010 Stanford University. Reed College 2012–.

Raymond F. Kierstead

Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities, Emeritus
BA 1956 Bowdoin College. MA 1959, PhD 1964 Northwestern University. Reed College 1978–2000.

Benjamin Lazier

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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Modern Europe, intellectual history.
B.A. 1993 University of Virginia. M.A. 1998, C.Phil. 1999, Ph.D. 2002 University of California, Berkeley. Reed College 2005-

Mary Ashburn Miller

Assistant Professor of History and Humanities
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Revolutionary-era France and Europe; modern European cultural and intellectual history.
B.A. 2001 University of Virginia. M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2008 Johns Hopkins University. Reed College 2008–.

Margot Minardi

Associate Professor of History and Humanities
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Colonial and revolutionary America, nineteenth-century United States.
A.B. 2000 Harvard College. A.M. 2003, Ph.D. 2007 Harvard University. Reed College 2007-.

Christine L. Mueller

Professor of History and Humanities, Emerita
B.A. 1967 Carleton College. Ph.D. 1980 University of Virginia. Reed College 1973–2004.

David Harris Sacks

Richard F. Scholz Professor of History and Humanities
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Early modern Britain and Europe; Atlantic world
B.A. 1963 Brooklyn College. A.M. 1965, Ph.D. 1977 Harvard University. Reed College 1986-.
On leave spring 2014.

Edward B. Segel

Professor of History and Humanities, Emeritus
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Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, diplomatic history, war and society, the Cold War.
A.B. 1960 Harvard College. M.A. 1962 Ph.D. 1969 University of California/Berkeley. Reed College 1973-.

Lois Hobbs

Faculty Secretary
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Fax: (503) 777-7776
E-mail: Lois.Hobbs@reed.edu