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United States


Emory has a thriving, nationally recognized doctoral program in U.S. history with 12 faculty members and 7 associated faculty. US History students form close mentoring relationships with faculty amid a lively intellectual community of graduate students from many different fields within the history department, as well as within the larger interdisciplinary community in the Laney Graduate School.  

Students admitted to the U.S. history program receive rigorous and comprehensive training in U.S. history from the colonial period through the twentieth century as well as in their chosen fields of specialization. The program has strengths in U.S. slavery and emancipation; race, ethnicity, and immigration; African American history; gender and sexuality; Civil Rights history; U.S. Religious History; and Modern Conservatism. Comparable strengths in Latin American and African History support the investigation of comparative, diasporic, and transnational histories as well. Students have excellent opportunities for training in the digital humanities through the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and for cross-disciplinary study through the department’s close ties with the programs in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesAfrican American StudiesJewish Studies, the Department of Religion, and the Institute of the Liberal Arts. Additionally, students receive pedagogical training through the nationally recognized TATTO program, which prepares students across the university for the challenges of teaching in higher education institutions.

History PhD Program Faculty

Patrick N. Allitt Headshot
Patrick N. Allitt
Cahoon Family Professor of American History & Undergraduate Honors Coordinator
Bowden 223
Carol Anderson Headshot
Carol Anderson
Department of African American Studies
Susan Youngblood Ashmore Headshot
Susan Youngblood Ashmore
History and Social Sciences, Oxford College
Joseph Crespino Headshot
Joseph Crespino
Jimmy Carter Professor & Department Chair
Bowden 303
Kali Gross Headshot
Kali Gross
Department of African American Studies
Hank Klibanoff Headshot
Hank Klibanoff
Department of English and Creative Writing Program
Daniel LaChance Headshot
Daniel LaChance
Winship Distinguished Research Professor in History, 2020-23, Associate Professor, and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Bowden 218
Malinda Maynor Lowery Headshot
Malinda Maynor Lowery
Cahoon Family Professor of American History
Bowden 324
Crystal R. Sanders Headshot
Crystal R. Sanders
Department of African American Studies
Kylie Smith Headshot
Kylie Smith
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Chris Suh Headshot
Chris Suh
Assistant Professor
Bowden 102
Allen E. Tullos Headshot
Allen E. Tullos
Co-Director of Emory Center for Digital Scholarship & Professor
Bowden 327
Jason Morgan Ward Headshot
Jason Morgan Ward
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Bowden 307

United States Program Alumni (since 2006)