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Peter Buckingham - Professor - Department Chair

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Education: BA Gettysburg College PhD. Washington State University

Academic Interests: U.S. History, American Radical Tradition, Baseball, and American Culture


Expectations for the Millennium: American Socialist Visions of the Future. Wesport: Greenwood, 2002 All'for the Best" Reminiscences and Letters of Daniel W. Sawtelle. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2001. Rebel Against Injustice: The Life of Frank P. O'Hare. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996. Woodrow Wilson: A Bibliography of His Times and Presidency. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1990. America Sees Red: Anti-Communism in America, 1870s to 1980s. Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 1988. International Normalcy; America's Open Door Peace with the Former Central Powers, 1921-1929. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1983.

National Symposium Peace and Reconciliation Links

Links to Peace and Reconciliation Movement in Northern Ireland


Peace and Reconciliation Group


The EU’s Special Programme for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Community Relations Council

Support and Reconciliation—Northern Ireland Memorial Fund

Insight on Conflict

Cavan City Council

Welcome to Glencree

Irish Peace Centres

TradeMark Belfast

Restorative Justice Links

Restorative Justice Online

National Commission Interim Report

Mapping Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland

Why Restorative Justice Fans Trumpet Northern Ireland

The Atlantic Philanthropies

Human Rights in Ireland

Youth Justice Agency

Making Amends: Restorative Youth Justice in Northern Ireland

Sharon Bailey Glasco - Associate Professor; Coordinator, Social and Behavioral Science Major, Division of Continuing Education (DCE)

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Education: B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Whitworth College - M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona - Ph.D. in History (Mexico/Latin American emphasis; secondary fields in comparative gender history and world history) from the University of Arizona

Academic Interests: Dr. Bailey Glasco's academic training is in Latin American history and World history, with special emphases on Mexican history and comparative gender histories (Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the United States). She is especially interested in the the roles of race, class, and gender in historical events, as well as urban social and cultural history. She frequently teaches the World history surveys (HIST 122/123), as well as surveys in Latin American history (HIST 213: Colonialism and Slavery in Latin America; HIST 214: Independence and Inequality in Modern Latin America). Her upper division courses include a mix of classes specific to Mexican history (HIST 315: History of Mexico), as well as thematically based courses which examine the region more broadly (HIST 318: Women and Gender in Latin American History; HIST 301: The Culture of Cities in Latin America; HIST 314: The US/Mexico Border Region).

Dr. Bailey Glasco regularly presents her research at various regional and national conferences and symposiums, and has published work on the social history of Mexico City during the transition from the colonial to national periods (18th-19th century). She is currently working on two new research projects: one which examines the role of female curanderas (natural healers) as social and cultural mediators in late colonial Mexico, and a second on the role of the imagery of women (in art, postcards, ads, calendars) in defining modern Mexican national identity.


Dr. Bailey Glasco recently published her first monograph, Constructing Mexico City: Colonial Conflicts Over Culture, Space, and Authority (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). More details can be found here:

Other publications currently in progress include: "Alcohol and the Concept of Modernity in Late Eighteenth-Century Mexico City" - in progress for submission to the Journal of Urban History; Article length study on the on the role of female curanderas (healers) as social and cultural mediators between Spanish, casta (mixed-race) and indigenous populations in late colonial Mexico - in progress for submission to the Hispanic American Historical Review ; "Bringing Latin America into the World History Survey: The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca and Alternative Realities of the Conquest of the Americas" - in progress for submission to the Journal of World History

Upcoming Latin America Courses (tenative):

***Spring 2013: Revolutions in 20th century Latin America ***Fall 2013: Women and Gender in Latin American History ***Spring 2014: Independence and Inequality in Latin America

John Sagers - Associate Professor; Coordinator of Asian Studies

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Education: John Sagers is Associate Professor of East Asian History at Linfield College. He earned his BA in history from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990, Master of Pacific International Affairs from the University of California at San Diego in 1994, and Ph.D. in East Asian history from the University of Washington in 2001. He studied at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama 1992 -1993 and was a Fulbright Fellow at Rikkyo University in Tokyo 1998-1999. His publications include "Power, Legitimacy, and the Japanese Emperor" in the Association for Asian Studies' Education about Asia and entries on "Asian Developmental States," "Nissho Iwai Trading Company," and "Sony Corporation" in the Encyclopedia of Capitalism. His book, Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power: Reconciling Confucianism and Capitalism, 1830 - 1885 was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan Press.

Courses Taught

HST 124/125 History of East Asian Civilizations HST 200 Modern China HST 210 Modern Japan HST 300 Topics in Asian History

Scott Smith - Associate Professor; Coordinator of European Studies

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Education: Scott Smith received his B. A. from Yale University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1995.

Academic Interests: His teaching interests range widely over Russian and European history and culture. His research interests focus on the Russian Revolution and the history of the Soviet Union.


Captives of Revolution: The Socialist Revolutionaries and the Bolshevik Dictatorship, 1918-1923 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011).


Stephen Snyder

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Education: 1978, Professor of Religion. BA Stanford University; MA, PhD University of Chicago

Lissa Wadewitz - Assistant Professor

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Education: Ph.D. UCLA (U.S. History) M.A. UCLA (U.S. History) B.A. Cum Laude Pomona College (Asian Studies)

Academic Interests: U.S. environmental history (and related topics), history of the U.S. West, Native American history, U.S. women's history


The Nature of Borders: Salmon and Boundaries in the Salish Sea (book manuscript in progress). "The Scales of Salmon: Diplomacy and Conservation in the Western Canada-U.S. Borderlands," in Andrew Graybill and Benjamin Johnson, eds., Bridging National Borders in North America" (Duke University Press, forthcoming). "Pirates of the Salish Sea: Labor, Mobility, and Environment in the Transnational West," Pacific Historical Review (Nov. 2006), 587-627. "Fishing the Line: Political Boundaries and Border Fluidity in the U.S.-Canada Borderlands, 1880s-1930s," in Sterling Evans, ed., The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on the Regional History of the 49th Parallel (University of Nebraska Press, 2006), 299-308.

Courses Taught

Introduction to U.S. Environmental History Introduction to the History of the U.S. West Native American History How the West Fed the United States (history of food production in the U.S. West) History of Nature and Popular Culture Introduction to U.S. Women's History