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Faculty Members and Staff
We are a diverse and international group of scholars.  As a collegial unit, we thrive on collaborative and innovative teaching and support each others' impressive publication records. 

Our research, which is focused on the modern era, links the study of the past with vital social and political issues of today: indigenous rights, gender equality, the environment, education, modern slavery, citizenship and issues of law and justice. 

Our active research agenda connects us and our students to an international community of academic and public historians in many fields, to which students can contribute by participating in our conferences, workshops, and publishing research via Scholarship@Western and our undergraduate research journal Liberated Arts.

Amy Bell
British and European History, Ph.D. (Queen's)
Associate Professor

Email: abell44@huron.uwo.ca
Office Location: HUC V130
Office Phone: (519) 438-7224 ext. 293

B.A. (King's College, Halifax), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Queen's)

Courses Taught
Europe & Paradoxes of Modernity (2413E)
Youth Cultures in the 20th Century (2706E)
Britain Since 1688 (3411E)
Major Themes in World History (1801E)
The Historian's Craft (3801E)

Dr. Bell's Research, Teaching and Publications

Jun Fang
Chinese and East Asian History, Ph.D. (Toronto)
Professor, History

Email: jfang9@huron.uwo.ca
Office Location: HUC V126
Office Phone: (519) 438-7224 ext. 239

B.A. (Nanjing Normal University), M.A. (Nanjing University), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Courses Taught
Major Issues in World History (1801E)
China: Tradition and Transformation (2603E)
Ten Days That Shook the World (2702E)
Chinese Imperial Law (3615F/G)
Political Assassination, 1900-2000 (3706E)
War & Memory in Modern East Asia (4605E)
Sex, Law and Society in Imperial China (4606F/G)
Dr. Fang's Research, Teaching and Publications

Thomas Peace
Canadian History, Ph.D. (York)
Assistant Professor, History

Email: tpeace@uwo.ca
Office Location: HUC V127
Office Phone: 519-438-7224 ext. 227

B.A. (Acadia), M.A. (St. Mary's), Ph.D. (York)

Courses Taught
Major Issues in World History (1801E)
Canada: Origins to the Present (2201E)
Special Topics (4296G)

Dr. Peace's Research, Teaching and Publications

Geoff Read
European History, Ph.D. (York)
Associate Professor, History

Email: gread4@huron.uwo.ca
Office Location: HUC A217
Office Phone: (519) 438-7224 ext. 222

B.A. (Huron), M.A. (York), Ph.D. (York)

Courses Taught
Major Issues in World History (1801E)
Precolonial Africa (2602F/G)
European Imperialism in Africa, 1830-1994 (2604F/G)
Patterns and Perspectives in World History (2701E)
Gender and Modern Europe (2810F/G)
Current Crises in Historical Perspective (3705E)
European Imperialism (4702F/G)
Masculinity and Modern History (4802F/G)

Dr. Read's Research, Teaching and Publications

Nina Reid-Maroney
American History, Ph.D. (Toronto)
Associate Professor, Chair of the History Department

Email: nreidmar@huron.uwo.ca
Office Location: HUC A305
Office Phone: (519) 438-7224 ext. 358

B.A. (Western), M.A. (Sussex), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Courses Taught
History of the United States, 1607-present (2301E)
Enlightenment in the Atlantic World (2704E)
African American History (3311F/3313G)
The Historian's Craft (3801E)
American Dreams: Radicals and Reformers from the City on a Hill to Herland (4305E)

Dr. Reid-Maroney's Research, Teaching and Publications
Part-time Faculty
Peter Krats, Canadian History, Ph.D. (U.W.O.). Dr. Krats' research interests look to Canada's "resource frontiers", with special attention given to the Nickel Belt in Northeastern Ontario.
Email: pkrats@uwo.ca
Office location: HUC W13

Timothy Compeau, Ph.D. (Western). Colonial North America and Atlantic World. Compeau's dissertation explores the loyalist experience in the American Revolution through the context of eighteenth century honour culture. He is also engaged in a variety of public history projects, including an exploration of the uses of augmented reality in teaching history.
Email: tcompeau@uwo.ca
Office location: HUC A217

Professors Emeriti
Jack S. Blocker, Ph.D. (Wisconsin)  Professor Emeritus. Dr. Blocker's areas of interest include: African-American Migrations, The History of Alcohol and Temperance, and Historical Methods.

Gary Owens, BA, MA (Nebraska); PhD (Wisconsin) Professor Emeritus. British History.

Douglas Leighton, Ph.D. (U.W.O.) Professor Emertius.
Canadian History.
Dr. Leighton's research interests include: 19th-century Indian policy in the Canadas, Frontier families and communities in the late 18th-century Great Lakes region, The role of the churches in the social formation of Upper Canada/Canada West, The regional history of the automobile's impact.

Colin Read, Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor Emertius, Canada, Upper Canada. Dr. Read has published extensively on the Rebellions of 1837 in the Canadas and is currently researching Loyalism in Norfolk County.
Staff Lauren Hogg
Administrative Assistant,
Faculty of Arts & Social Science
ph.# 519-438-7224 x277
office# A116