History Faculty & Staff

Faculty

  • Howard Berger, PhD

    Professor and John Weyerhaeuser Chair of American History
    Phone:
    208-459-5668
    Expertise:

    American History, colonial to the twentieth century, Jewish History, the Holocaust, American Intellectual history

  • Federica Francesconi, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies
    Phone:
    208-459-5061
    Expertise:

    Jewish History, Society, and Culture in the Early Modern Age; Social History in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe; Italian History; Jewish-Christian Relations; History of the Inquisition; Family and Gender; Sephardic Diaspora; Mediterranean History; Jewish Ceremonial Art; Israeli History and Culture.

  • Dori Johnson

    Instructor of History
    Phone:
    208-459-5831
    Expertise:

    Tudor England, including history of the Reformation and theories of female rule.

  • Mee-Ae Kim, PhD

    Professor of History (On sabbatical 2014-2015)
    Phone:
    208-459-5018
    Expertise:

    Mexico, Mexican nationalism and Asian migration, Modern Latin America.

  • Steven S. Maughan, PhD

    Professor of History, Bernie McCain Chair in the Humanities, Department Chair
    Phone:
    208-459-5853
    Expertise:

    Modern Britain, the British Empire, the culture of Victorian and Edwardian England, transnational history and foreign missions, Modern Europe. 

  • Mark Smith, PhD

    Professor of History
    Phone:
    208-459-5852
    Expertise:

    The Roman Empire, Ancient to Modern Christianity, Ancient Greece, Archaeology, Religious Studies, Ancient Languages, Classics, Medieval Europe, Renaissance/Reformation.

  • Jeff Snyder-Reinke, PhD

    Associate Professor of History
    Phone:
    208-459-5750
    Expertise:

    Social and cultural history of late imperial China; methodology of religion; ritual and performance studies, Modern Asia.

Staff