Faculty – History

Gregg Brazinsky (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Director, Asian Studies Program

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: U.S.-East Asian relations, Korean history, East Asian history

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: 202-994-0987
Fax: 202-995-6231
E-mail: brazinsk@gwu.edu

Yan He (Ph.D., Peking University)

Adjunct Professor of History

China Studies Librarian, Global Resource Center, Gelman Library

Gelman Library, Rm704G
2130 H St., NW
Tel: 202-994-0624
Fax: 202-994-7845
E-mail: hey@gwu.edu

James Hershberg (Ph.D., Tufts University)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: International history of the Cold War, with special attention to the impact of newly available sources from the former communist world as well as from U.S. and other Western archives

Phillips Hall 326
801 22nd Street, NW,
Tel: 202-994-6476
E-mail: jhershb@gwu.edu

Benjamin David Hopkins (Ph.D., University of Cambridge)

Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian history, Afghanistan, Central Asia, modern imperialism, British imperialism, world history

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: 202-994-2822
Fax: 202-995-6231
E-mail: bhopkins@gwu.edu

Dane Kennedy (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley)

Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: British Empire, colonialism in Africa and India, Modern Britain

Phillips Hall 312
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6229
Fax: 202-994-6231
E-mail: dkennedy@gwu.edu

Jisoo Kim (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Director, GW Institute for Korean Studies

Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of History, International Affairs and East Asian Languages and Literature

Research Interests: Modern Korean history, women, sexuality and gender history, East Asian legal history

Phillips Hall 315
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: (202) 994-6761
Fax: (202) 994-6231
E-mail: jsk10@gwu.edu

Edward A. McCord (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: Modern Chinese history; socio-political history; civil-military relations

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 401
Tel: 202-994-5785
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: mccord@gwu.edu

Shawn McHale (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: Southeast Asian history, colonialism and decolonization, Vietnam

335 Phillips Hall
801 22nd Street, NW
E-mail: mchale@gwu.edu

Ronald Spector (Ph.D., Yale University)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: 20th Century war and diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503J
Tel: 202-994-6425
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: spector@gwu.edu

Richard Thornton (Ph.D., University of Washington)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy, Sino-Russian relations

Phillips Hall 331
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6230
Fax: 202-994-6231
E-mail: rthornto@gwu.edu

Daqing Yang (Ph.D., Harvard University)

ON SABBATICAL

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: Japanese history and East Asian reconciliation

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W, Room 503H
Tel: 202-994-8262
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: yanghist@gwu.edu

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