Dr. Keith Alexander
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|Modern Germany, Modern Europe, Environmental History, Historic Preservation, Oral History, History and Culture of Cuba
Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.A., University of Maryland
B.A., Penn State University
Dr. Alexander’s research interests include the history of the German Green Party, green historic preservation, and service learning in historic preservation education. He teaches classes in architectural history, oral history, modern history, and historic preservation. In the field of German history, he has published an article in German Politics and Society, and contributed chapters to Mauerkrieger and Jahrbuch des Archivs Grünes Gedächtnis. In the field of historic preservation, he has published an article on service learning and cemetery preservation in Preservation Education and Research Journal. His most recent projects include examining Senator Robert Byrd’s role in fostering historic preservation in West Virginia, as well as exploring historic preservation and architecture in Cuba.
Along with Dr. Sandy, Dr. Alexander co-directs the Historic Preservation and Public History concentration within the history major.
Dr. Benjamin Bankhurst
|Title||Assistant Professor of History|
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|Colonial and Revolutionary North America, Appalachian History and Culture, Atlantic History, Ireland and the Irish Diaspora
Ph.D., King’s College, University of London
M.A., King’s College, University of London
B.A., University of New Mexico
Dr. Bankhurst’s research focuses on migration to the Appalachian frontier in the colonial and revolutionary periods. Before Joining the History Department at Shepherd, Dr. Bankhurst held teaching and research appointments at the London School of Economics; the Institute of Historical Research; and Queen Mary, University of London. His articles have appeared in the Pennsylvania Magazine for History and Biography, The Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, and Eire/Ireland. The American Council for Irish Studies awarded his first book Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1763 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) the Donald Murphy Prize.
Dr. Sally Brasher
|Title||Professor of History and Chair|
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|Medieval and Early Modern Europe, History of Italy, Renaissance and Reformation, Gender History
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
M.A., Minnesota State University
B.A., University of Colorado
Author of the book Women of the Humiliati: A Lay Religious Order in Medieval Civic Life (Routledge Press, 2003) and two articles, “The Humiliati” in Women and Gender in the Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge Press: 2006) and “Towards a New Understanding of Medieval Women’s Religiosity: The Humiliati and Beguine Movements Compared” in Magistra: A Journal of Women’s Spirituality in the Middle Ages (Winter 2005) Dr. Brasher’s research interests revolve around the development of urban identities in the Middle Ages and their expression in novel religious institutions. Her manuscript, Hospitals and charity: Religious culture and civic life in medieval northern Italy, will be forthcoming with Manchester University Press.
Dr. James Broomall
|Title||Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Civil War Center|
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|Civil War and Reconstruction, Southern History, Cultural History
Ph.D., University of Florida
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A., University of Delaware
Along with William A. Link, Dr. Broomall most recently co-edited and published Rethinking American Emancipation: Legacies of Slavery and the Quest for Black Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He has articles in Civil War History, The Journal of the Civil War Era, and the edited volume, Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South in addition to historiographical essays, book reviews, and online essays. He is currently completing a manuscript-length project, Personal Confederacies: War and Peace in the American South, and has finalized a report for the National Park Service and the Organization of American Historians on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the American Civil War. He, his wife Tish, and their two sons, Simon and Henry, live in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Dr. David Gordon
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|Modern East Asia, Japan, China, Asian Intellectual history
Ph.D., University of Hawai’i at Manoa
B.A., Indiana University
Dr. Gordon’s experience teaching world history at Shepherd has prompted his interest in comparing Asian and non-Asian figures, as when he composed an article for Comparative Civilizations Review regarding the ideas of Japanese philosopher Watsuji Tetsuro and Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, respectively. His Sun Yatsen: Seeking a Newer China was published in July 2009 as a volume in Prentice Hall’s Library of World Biography series for world history courses. He has written several biographical essays for Education About Asia, a journal for educators seeking to increase Asia-related content in their courses. At present he is working on a comparison of the circumstances and policies of the Allied occupations of Japan and Germany, respectively, following World War II.
Dr. Elizabeth Perego
|Title||Assistant Professor of History|
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|Modern North Africa, Modern Africa, Modern Middle East, Gender History, Oral History, History of French Imperialism, Postcolonial History
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.A., The Ohio State University
B.A., Tulane University
Dr. Perego’s scholarship analyzes the intersection of culture, gender, and politics in modern North Africa. Dr. Perego is preparing a book-length project on political satire from Algeria’s post-independence era, taking the country’s decade-long civil conflict of the 1990s as a moment of disruption. She has previously published articles in the Journal of North Africa Studies and Hawwa: Journal of Women in the Middle East and Islamic Cultures. Her research has also been featured in Jeune Afrique magazine, El Watan newspaper, the Middle East Eye website, and on the Ottoman History Podcast (http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2016/11/humor-war-algeria.html).
Dr. Perego has lived, studied, and conducted research in France, Jordan, Tunisia, and Algeria and her work has been generously supported by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, among other institutions.
Dr. Julia Sandy
|Title||Associate Professor of History|
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|Modern American History, Civil Rights Movement, American Women’s History, Public History
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., University of Virginia
Dr. Sandy’s research interests focus on the history of social and political movements, especially the northern civil rights movement. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Breaking the Wave: Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism, 1945-1985 (Routledge Press, 2010), and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (Oxford University Press, 2007). She is currently working on a book manuscript about the black freedom movement in New York City, which examines consumer rights and activism as part of that movement. Dr. Sandy is also Co-Director of the Historic Preservation and Public History program at Shepherd, and her public history work includes new media, oral history, history education, and local history.
Dr. Anders Henriksson
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|Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., University of Rochester
Russia, Modern Europe, Women’s History, Medieval England, World War I
Dr. Henriksson is author of Vassals and Citizens: The Baltic Germans in Constitutional Russia, 1905-1914 and The Tsar’s Loyal Germans: The Riga German Community: Social Change and the Nationality Question, 1855-1905. He is a co-author of The City in Late Imperial Russia and has published articles in Russian Review, Canadian Slavonic Papers, The Journal of Baltic Studies, and The Wilson Quarterly. His research interests focus on the role of class, ethnicity, and gender in modern Russia and Eastern Europe. He is currently at work on a collaborative study of the global political, social, economic, and cultural impact of the First World War. Also a chronicler of the humorous side of campus life, Dr. Henriksson is compiler of Non Campus Mentis: World History According to College Students and College in a Nutskull.