Prof. Richard Smith, Senior Instructor, Retiring

May 18, 2021

At the end of the 2020-2021 year, the History Department will be bidding farewell to Senior Instructor Richard Smith. Richard specializes in the history of Tudor/Stuart-era England and has taught courses ranging from Ancient Greece to Modern Europe in his years in the Department. Richard will be missed for his...

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Prof. James Fell, Senior Instructor, Retiring

May 18, 2021

At the end of the Fall 2020 semester, Senior Instructor Jay Fell retired after thirty years with the University of Colorado Denver. Fell specializes in American West, Colorado, and Economic and Business History, and he taught a range of classes within those subjects during his time at CU Denver. Outside...

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Prof. Brandon Mills Publishes New Book

May 18, 2021

This past October Dr. Brandon Mills celebrated the publication of his book The World Colonization Made: The Racial Geography of Early American Empire . Mills's first monograph presents a new perspective on the colonization movement in the United States. His work expands the standard view of colonization--the proposal to send...

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Prof. Cameron Blevins Publishes New Book

May 18, 2021

This Spring Dr. Cameron Blevins published his first book, Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West, Oxford University Press. The book explores how the American state expanded its domestic influence through the U.S. Postal Service. Blevins digitally mapped 166,140 post offices constructed between 1639 and...

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Xiaofei Gao, New Assistant Professor

May 18, 2021

The History Department welcomes Professor Xiaofei Gao to the faculty! Professor Gao is an historian of modern China with teaching specializations in global history and modern East Asian history. Her research interests, she explains, gravitate toward the "intersections between society, environment, and gender relations." Professor Gao is currently working on...

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International College Beijing, Instructor Jason Hostutler, and COVID-19

April 13, 2020

For many students and faculty, schoolwork has changed in ways many could have never imagined. With the spread of COVID-19, the university made the decision to close campus and transition to remote learning on March 16, 2020. Through this all, both students and faculty have shown an amazing amount of...

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Faculty Publications and Presentations

April 9, 2020

Dr. Chris Agee Prof. Agee was invited to submit the first chapter of his book—“That Neighborly Spirit of Mutual Care”: Neighborhood Anticrime Organizing in Philadelphia, 1970-1977—to a “Race and Policing" to a workshop organized by the Harvard Law School. This chapter narrates the rise of Philadelphia’s Mayor Frank Rizzo—a proto-Trump...

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Peter Kopp, New Associate Professor

April 7, 2020

The History Department would like to welcome Professor Peter Kopp to the faculty! Joining us from New Mexico State University where he was the Director of Public history for seven years, Kopp shared that he was looking for a new challenge in his career. He says, “I was drawn to...

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Dr. Hunt, Public Historian, Retiring

April 6, 2020

At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the History Department will be saying goodbye to one of its long-time faculty members, Clinical-Teaching Track Associate Professor Rebecca Hunt. Hunt taught her first class at CU Denver in 1999 as a lecturer, and in 2005 she became a Senior Instructor for...

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Rachel Gross, New Assistant Professor

March 16, 2020

The History Department would like to welcome Professor Rachel Gross to the faculty! Professor Gross is an environmental, cultural, and public historian specializing in the history of the modern U.S. Her research and teaching interests center on business, consumer culture, and gender, and she is especially interested in what seemingly...

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