UC Irvine Student Center

Post Doctoral Scholars

Department Lecturers

Trevor GriffeyLecturertgriffey@uci.edu
KongshaugErik KongshaugLecturer

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Office Hours: Fall: Tuesday/Thursday 11-12pm

Field of Interest:
Historical Writing

Research Abstract:
Erik Kongshaug has published short stories in the Santa Monica Review and elsewhere; essays on Jamaica Kincaid, Upton Sinclair and the Muckrakers for Scribner’s and Oxford reference books; as well as one novel, The Path, exploring bicentennial US society from a child’s perspective.

At present he is writing a historical novel centered on the year 1956, exploring character relationships embroiled in the connection between European modernism and black, Jim Crow cultural experience during the “Beat” moment of American identity formation. At the same time, he is writing (and still researching) a larger work of literary non-fiction about the history and culture of the blues harmonica entitled, Voice Box for a Sorrow Song’s Soul: The blues harmonica’s inconsonant story, from the Age of Enlightenment to the Digital Age.
Joseph McKennaContinuing Lecturer

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Office Hours: M/W/F 9:30-10am
Meetings at Phoenix Cafe

Field of Interest:
History of Religion
RagsdaleKathryn RagsdaleContinuing Lecturer

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Office Hours: Tuesday 1-3pm

Field of Interest:
Japan: Meiji to Present; Asia-Pacific War; Japanese film & popular culture

"Marriage, the Newspaper Business, and the Nation State: Ideology in the Late Meiji Serialized Katei Shosetsu," Journal of Japanese Studies, 24:2 (Summer 1998)

Book Reviews:
Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps’ Desperate Defense of the Philippines, The Historian, 75:1 (Spring 2013)
The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-38, The Historian, 71:3 (Fall 2009)
From Mahan to Pearl Harbor.  Monumenta Nipponica, 62:4 (Winter 2008)

Affiliated Faculty

PhotoNameTitleSpecialtyEmail / Office Hours
BrodbeckDavid BrodbeckRobert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair of Music
Professor, Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Faculty Website
CanepaMatthew P. CanepaElahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran, Art Historymatthew.canepa@uci.edu
Casavantes BradfordAnita Casavantes BradfordAssociate Professor of Chicano Latino StudiesTransnational/Comparative Latina/o History
ColeSimon ColeProfessor of Criminology, Law and Society
Faculty Website
Criminal Justice
Fujita-RonyDorothy Fujita-RonyAssociate Professor of Asian American Studies20th Century U.S. Labor
20th Century U.S. Immigration
GillmanHoward GillmanChancellor of the University of California, IrvinePolitical Science
PatelAlka PatelAssociate Professor of Art History
Faculty Website

WuJudy WuProfessor of Asian American StudiesComparative Racialization and Immigration
Empire and Decolonization
Gender & Sexuality
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30-1:00pm and by appointment. My office is HG 3120.

Affiliated Scholars

Nicole GilbertsonSite Director, UCI History Projectgilbertn@uci.edu
Amanda SwainAssociate Director, Humanities Commonsajswain@uci.edu

Visiting Scholars