Race, Class and Gender

Photo of Black Lives Matter Protest in Chicago

Ohio University faculty provide a wide range of perspectives on how people in groups and as individuals have shaped and defined modern history in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and beyond. The categories of race, class, and gender allow us to project broader patterns of how everyday life has changed over time, but also in what ways power structures and hierarchies have been challenged and altered throughout modern history.

More detailed information can be found on the faculty biography pages.

Dr. Patrick Barr-Melej, Professor of History, teaches the history of modern Latin America.

Dr. Aimee Edmondson, Associate Professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, specializes in media law, computer-assisted reporting, and the media?s reporting on race, class, and gender since the Civil Rights era.

Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History, received her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, where she studied with one of the pioneers in the field of U.S. women?s history, Linda K. Kerber.

Dr. Kevin Mattson, Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History, teaches American cultural and intellectual history, including courses on 20th century ideas, cultural rebellion, popular culture, and film.

Dr. Paul C. Milazzo, Associate Professor of History, specializes in 20th century American history.

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies, studies labor history and the experiences of African American industrial workers in 20th century America.

Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History, has broad interests in oral history, Islam, slavery, agrarian change, land tenure systems, peace and conflict resolution in Africa.

Dr. Jacqueline Wolf specializes in the history of medicine, specifically the history of women's and children's health and medicine, the history of public health, and the history of biomedical ethics.

Dr. Mirna Zakic, teaches classes on the political, social and cultural history of modern Germany and Europe, with a focus on the Third Reich, World War II, the Holocaust, and their postwar legacies.