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US African American History Tenured or Tenure Track Position

US African American History. The Department of History at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in US African American History. Chronological period and specialization are open. This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervision of Ph.D. candidates in US African American History.

UC Davis Historians Bring Women's Stories to National Parks

UC Davis historians have made the stories of the roles women played in shaping the landscape accessible to historians, park employees, resource centers and the general public for sites in the Pacific and Western United States, where the national parks began. National Parks frequently tell the history of explorers, labor leaders or even some of the Native people whose homelands are part of park regions.

DHI Conversation with the Department of History: Russia and Ukraine

Over 500 people attended the zoom event in which Jo Andrews, David Biale, Ian Campbell, Anya Free, and Jenny Kaminer discussed the historical background of the current tensions between Russia and Ukraine, their contemporary contexts, and geopolitical implications going forward.

Watch the recording of the event here.

Teresa Spezio Featured in Los Angeles Times Op-Ed

Teresa Spezio, a Ph.D. graduate in history from UC Davis in 2011, was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times to discuss the current oil spill at Huntington Beach.

Read Teresa's illuminating opinion piece here.

Professor Downs Featured in New York Times Article

Professor Greg Dows appears in NYT Article discussing the many historians who gathered at Civil War sites throughout the country

Professor Greg Downs and dozens of other historians from around the country recently traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the 158th anniversary of Lincoln's issuing the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The historians sought to highlight distortions of Black contributions in the battle over the Civil War's legacy.


Check Out This Article on Professor Howard Chiang's Work in LGBTQ History

Professor Chiang was recently featured in a UCD Global Affairs article discussing his efforts to amplify LGBTQ history.

Professor Chiang served as editor-in-chief for the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transfer, and Queer (LBGTQ) History. This three-volume encyclopedia won the 2020 Dartmouth Medal and features contributors from nearly 40 different countries.


Read the UCD Global Affairs article here.