Department Chair

 
 
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Associate Professor

Joel Allen

Ancient Rome
PhD, Yale University

Joel Allen, the Chair of the Department, is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and Associate Professor of History and Classics at the CUNY Graduate Center.  He received his Ph.D. from the Program in Ancient History in the Classics Department at Yale University.  He teaches courses in ancient Greek and Roman history, including study abroad, and has occasionally stepped in to teach advanced Latin at the college.  His research interests include ethnicity and education in the Roman world; his book, Hostages and Hostage-Taking in the Roman Empire (Cambridge University Press), examined Roman attitudes toward non-Roman diplomatic hostages in policy and culture.

 

Powdermaker Hall, Room 352
Phone: 718-997-5350
Fax: 718-997-5359
joel.allen@qc.cuny.edu

 

 

Full-Time Faculty

 
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Professor

Isaac Alteras

US-Israeli relations, modern Jewish history

In addition to research, reviews and publications in the fields of US-Israeli relations and modern Jewish history, Professor Alteras teaches courses in Modern Jewish History, Zionism, Modern Israel and Twentieth Century European diplomatic history. He is the author of Eisenhower and Israel: US-Israel Relations, 1953-1960 (University Press of Florida, 1993). His current research deals with the US role in the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1948 to the present.

 

Selected Publications:
Eisenhower and Israel: US-Israel Relations, 1953-1960 (University Press of Florida, 1993)

Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-L
Phone: 718-997-5373
Fax: 718-997-5359
isaac.alteras@qc.cuny.edu

 
 
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ASSOCIATE Professor

Katherine Pickering Antonova

Russia and the Soviet Union, women, conservatism, social history of ideas
PhD, Columbia University

Katherine Pickering Antonova's first book examines the reception and adaptation of Western European ideas like domesticity, Enlightenment, and Romanticism in a setting where the political and social developments that gave rise to these ideas were absent. Her second scholarly monograph, currently in progress, examines secret police prosecutions of women religious sectarians from 1800-1830. She also recently completed a guidebook for students on writing history, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, and has published a guide for all readers on how to use critical thinking skills to survive the information revolution. 

 
 
 
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Kristin Celello

US women's history, marriage, divorce, family, single motherhood
PhD, University of Virginia

Kristin Celello is Associate Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Queens College. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Virginia in 2004. She is the author of Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) and the co-editor of a volume titled Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation (Oxford University Press, 2016).  Her current book project is After Divorce: Parents, Children, and the Making of the Modern American Family.

Powdermaker Hall, Room 352-XX
Phone: 718-997-5358
Fax: 718-997-5359
kristin.celello@qc.cuny.edu
academia.edu

Selected Publications:
Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States (University of North Carolina Press, 2009)
Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation (Oxford University Press, 2016)