Contact & Location


Department of History

Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. 315
PHONE: (208) 885-6253
FAX: (208) 885-5221

Mailing Address:
Department of History
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3175
Moscow, ID 83844-3175

Faculty & Staff

Katherine Aiken
Katherine Aiken
Provost and Professor of History
Katherine Aiken, Provost and Executive Vice President of the University of Idaho is a professor of history with an emphasis in social and cultural history, women and labor.
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Soma Banerjee
Somaditya Banerjee Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Somaditya Banerjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and has research interests in history of science and technology; history of physics; modern India; and international dimensions of science and technology.
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Ian Chambers
Ian Chambers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ian Chambers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, and a faculty member of American Indian Studies, American Studies, and Women Studies programs.
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Dale Graden
Dale Graden, Ph.D.
Dale Graden is a full professor of history. His research interests are Latin America, film history, the transtlantic slave trade and international street art.
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Ellen Kittell
Ellen Kittell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ellen Kittell is an associate professor of history. Her research interests are Pre-modern Europe (medieval, Renaissance, Reformation), Women's history, social and legal history of Europe.
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Sean Quinlan
Sean Quinlan, Ph.D.
Sean Quinlan is the Chair of the History Department He is a full professor of history. His research areas are eighteenth-century studies, science and medicine in Europe, gender and sexuality in the west, European cultural and intellectual history, 1650–present, modern France.
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Bill Smith
Bill Smith, Ph.D.
Director Martin Institute and Program in International Studies
Dr. Smith has been with the Martin Institute since August, 2000, following completion of a doctorate of history at Washington State University. His work with the Program in International Studies requires some degree of expertise with the entire world, and particularly international systems. He has lived in Mexico, Spain and Portugal. His teaching at the University of Idaho focuses on sport and international affairs, international policy-making and the United Nations, and he is working on a book about the role of soccer in the Argentine military dictatorship of 1976-82. Research interests include the role of soccer in the international sphere, social revolution in Latin America, and the U.N. system.
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Adam Soward
Adam Sowards, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director, Institute for Pacific Northwest Studies
Adam M. Sowards is an environmental historian who focuses on North America, especially the West, and is affiliate faculty with Environmental Science, Water Resources and American Studies.
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Richard Spence
Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Dr. Richard “Rick” Spence is a full Professor of History. He specializes in Russian, intelligence and military history, and his course offerings include Modern Espionage, Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, History of Secret Societies and the Occult in History.
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Pingchao Zhu
Pingchao Zhu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pingchao Zhu is an associate professor in the Department of History. She earned her Ph.D. in History from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She specializes in East Asian History, U.S.- China relations, and U.S. Diplomatic History.
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