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