Jonathan Bean is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of History at Southern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. in Business History from the Ohio State University in 1994. Bean is the author of Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader, that received praise from Choice ...read full profile >>
Office Hours: T & R 10-1 virtual
Dr. Getahun Benti received his Ph.D. in African history from Michigan State University in 2000 and came to SIU in the same year. He teaches courses in African and world history, including a comparative slavery course. Professor Benti’s research interests include urbanization-migration studies and the ...read full profile >>
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History
Office Hours: By appointment
Ted Cohen (BA, Yale University; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park) is a historian of Latin America and the African diaspora. He is interested in the racialization of culture, space, and knowledge in regions of the Americas not typically associated with blackness in the nineteenth and twentieth ...read full profile >>
Office Hours: MW 1-2:30; T 12-3 virtual
Dr. José Najar received his Ph. D. from Indiana University in 2012. He teaches classes in Latin American and world history.
Office Hours: MWF 8-10 virtual
Dr. Pamela Smoot received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and came to SIU the next year. Dr. Smoot specializes in African-American history and archival administration. Her current research focuses on "Black Pittsburgh: The Depths of a Secret City, 1830-1945."
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director
Office Hours: W 12-3; T & R 2-3:30 virtual
Dr. Joe Sramek received his B.A. in history from SUNY-Binghamton in 1998 and his Ph.D. from CUNY Graduate Center in 2007. He is the author of Gender, Morality, and Race in Company India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), which examines the roles that gender and race played in the construction of colonial rule ...read full profile >>
Office Hours: M-W 9-11
Dr. Theodore R. Weeks earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and came to SIU in 1993. He teaches courses in world, European, Eastern European, Polish, and Russian history. His research interests focus on nationality and ethnicity, in particular in the context of East- Central ...read full profile >>
Dr. Gray Whaley's research and teaching interests focus on Native American history. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2002 and he has previously taught at the University of Oregon, Western Michigan University, and Grand Valley State University. His latest book is Oregon and the Collapse of the Illahee.
Dr. Hale Yılmaz received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2006. Her research and teaching interests center on Middle Eastern history, including Turkish history and the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Dr. Yılmaz previously taught at the University of Montana. She has taught History ...read full profile >>