We are scholars and teachers with a passion for understanding the past in all its dimensions. Our distinguished and innovative faculty conducts research on the history of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, colonial North America and the United States, and the world as a whole.

Professor Annelise Heinz interviewing Deborah Edel at the Lesbian Herstory Archives

Our Research Interests

Our faculty conduct interdisciplinary research across a broad range of fields and interests. Explore our areas of interest to find a faculty expert or advisor.

Research Interests


Public History

Knowledge of history is critical to the world outside the university, and our faculty frequently share their expertise in media interviews as well as serving on historical commissions, curating museum exhibits, and co-authoring legal briefs.

Public History

Recent Publications

Discover the latest research from faculty members in the Department of History.

Recent Publications


May 7, 2024
HISTORY - A historian and a linguist have received National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) awards, a prestigious honor that goes to only 16% of applicants in a given year. The grants were awarded to Gabriela Pérez Báez, associate professor of linguistics and director of the Language Revitalization Lab, and Arafaat Valiani, an associate professor in the Department of History and affiliated faculty in the Global Health program.
May 1, 2024
HISTORY - From debating the removal of public monuments to writing amicus briefs for the US Supreme Court, public historians in the College of Arts and Sciences are putting their expertise to work by helping communities engage with history.
April 29, 2024
Faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences were among the 15 University of Oregon scholars to receive award money from the Faculty Research Awards, provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.