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History Faculty

The Saint Louis University Department of History faculty is a community of diverse, internationally recognized scholars, each of whom is engaged in original research.

As faculty at a Jesuit Catholic university, we believe deeply that we have something to contribute to larger global conversations and dialogs about the challenges we face as a city and nation. Our passion is reflected in everything we do — from the titles on our department's bookshelf to the courses we offer our SLU students.

Mark Edward Ruff, Ph.D.
Department chair

Lorri Glover, Ph.D.
Associate chair


Affiliated Faculty

  • Atria Larson, Ph.D.
  • Christopher Tinson, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

In Memoriam

  • Lewis C. Perry, Ph.D.
  • Philip R. Gavitt, Ph.D.
  • Michal Rozbicki, Ph.D.
  • Elizabeth I. Perry, Ph.D.
  • Jose M. Sanchez, Ph.D.

Recent Faculty Publications

The history faculty at SLU published 54 books (monographs and edited collections) and 136 peer-reviewed articles and essays in recent years. Here is a sampling of a few must-reads.

  • Fabien Montcher, Mercenaries of Knowledge: Vicente Nogueira, the Republic of Letters, and the Making of Late Renaissance Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2023).
  • Damian Smith, ed., Pope Gregory IX (1227-1241): Power and Authority (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2023).
  • Charles Parker, Global Calvinism: Conversion and Commerce in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2022).
  • Mark Edward Ruff, Germany and the Confessional Divide: Religious Tensions and Political Culture, 1871-1989, edited volume, co-edited with Thomas Großbölting (New York: Berghahn Books, 2022).