Faculty Members

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okuma@umflint.edu
History

Dr. Roy Hanashiro, Department Chair

Professor

Degree: Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1988; M.A., University of Hawaii, 1978; B.A., University of Hawaii, 1976.

Field: East Asia; Japan

Research Interest: Modern Japan; Asian economic history

Representative Publications:

  • Thomas William Kinder and The Japanese Imperial Mint, 1868-1875. Leiden: Brill Academic Press, 1999.
  • "In the Midst of Western Imperialism: Japanese-Hawaiian Relation during the Mid-nineteenth Century," Study of Economic History, 3 (1999): 143-167.
  • "The Japanese Imperial Mint and the issue of Jurisdiction Over Foreign Employees, 1869-1875," Journal of Asian History, 30 (1996): 1-26.
  • "Nagasaki beki-keibi ni kansuru ichi shiry [A Source Concerning the Nagasaki Trade and Defenses]," Seinan chiikishi kenKysh [Southwestern Area Historical Review], vol. 5. Edition by Hidemura Senz. Kyoto: Shibunkaku shuppan, 1988: 353-401.
  • Pacific Affairs. Book Review: Foreign Employees in Nineteenth-Century Japan. 64, no. 4, 584-85.
  • "In the Midst of Western Imperialism: Japanese-Hawaiian Relations during the Mid-nineteenth Century." Osaka University of Economics: 167(1)-43(25).
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies 39(1/2). Book Reivew: Daily Life in Early Modern Japan. 154-156
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Email:
ellisjs@umflint.edu
History

Dr. John Ellis

Professor

Degree: Ph.D., Boston College, 1997; M.A., University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1995; B.S., Eastern Michigan University, 1990.

Field: Western Europe; British Isles and Empire

Research Interestes: Nationalism and national identity in the British Isles; Modern Wales and Ireland

Representative Publications:

  • Investiture: Royal Ceremony and National Identity in Wales, 1911-1969, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007
  • "Celt versus Teuton; Race, Character and British National Identity, 1850-1914," in Pol O'Dochartaigh, ed., yearbook for the Centre of Irish-German Studies 2002. Limerick; University of Limerick, 2003.
  • "The Degenerate and the Martyr: Nationalist Propaganda and the Contestation of Irishness, 1914-1918," Eire-Ireland (Fall/Winter 2001): 7-33.
  • "The Methods of Barbarism' and the 'Rights of Small Nations'; Ware Propaganda and British Pluralism," Albion 30, 1 (Spring 1998): 49-75.
  • "Making Owen Rhoscomyl (1863–1919): Biography, Welsh Identity and the British World ." The Welsh History Review / Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru WHR 26, no. 3 (2013): 482-511. doi:10.16922/whr.26.3.6.
  • Wales and War: Society, Politics and Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007: 15-37
  • Evans, Neil, and Huw Pryce. Writing a Small Nation's Past: Wales in Comparative Perspective, 1850-1950. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013: 111-125

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:
Map 9.1 Early Expansion of Muslium Rule
Map 10.4 The Crusades
Map 17.1 The Atlantic World
Map 28.2 Cold World
Map 30.2 GNP
 

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henthorn@umflint.edu
History

Dr. Thomas Henthorn

Associate Professor

Degrees: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2009; B.A. Saginaw Valley State University, 2004.

Field: Modern U.S.; Urban History; Public History

Research Interests: Progressive Era, Urban History, Charities and Philanthropy

Representative Publications:

  • "Building A Moral Metropolis: Philanthropy and City Buidling In Progressive-Era Houston," Journal of Urban History (2015).
  • "Experiencing the City: Experiential Larning in Urban Environments," Journal of Urban History (2014)
  • "A Nation's Need--Good and Well Trained Mothers:" Gender, Charity and The New Urban South, Frontier: A Journal of Women's Studies 32, no. 1 (January 2011)
  • "A Catholic Dilemma: White Flight in Northwest Flint, Michigan," Michigan Historical Review, 31, no. 2 (Fall 2005).
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Email:
chrismol@umflint.edu
History

Dr. Christopher A. Molnar

Assistant Professor

Degrees: Ph.D., Indiana University, 2013; M.A., Purdue University, 2005; B.A., Indiana University Northwest, 2002

Field: Germany, France, Eastern European History

Research Interests: Modern Germany; race and immigration in German and European history; the memory of World War II in postwar Europe.

Representative Publications:

  • "Imagining Yugoslavs: Migration and the Cold War in Postwar West Germany," Central European History 47 no. 1 (March 2014)
  • "On the Move and Putting Down Roots: Transnationalism and Integration among Yugoslav Guest Workers in West Germany," in Migration in the German Lands, 1500-2000, edited by Jason Coy, Jared Poley, and Alexander Schunka (Berghahn Books, forthcoming).
  • "The Radicalization of the Croatian Emigre Community in West Germany, 1955-1970," in Anti-communist Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Peter Jasek. Bratislava: Ustav Pamati Narodna, 2012.
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greghav@umflint.edu
History

Mr. Gregory M. Havrilcsak

Lecturer IV

Degrees: Post-Graduate- University of Virginia, International Center for Jefferson Studies. M.A., Oakland University; B.A. University of Michigan Flint.

Field: Colonial America and the Young Republic, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Eras, the Progressive Era and American Military History

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daassa@umflint.edu
History

Dr. Mohamed Daassa

Lecturer IV

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Paris-Sorbonne, 1998; M.A., University of Avignon, 1988; M.A., University of Avignon, 1986; B.A., University of Bourgogne, 1987; B.A., University of Avignon, 1984

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mkassel@umflint.edu
History

Dr. Michael B. Kassel

Adjunct Lecturer

Degrees: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2004; M.A., University of Michigan Horace H. Rackham, 1991; B.A., University of Michigan-Flint, 1989.

Representative Publications:

  • Baby, If You've Ever Wondered ...: The History & Significance of WKRP in Cincinnati. 1991.
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wmerrill@umflint.edu
History

Wade Merrill

Lecturer I

Degrees: PhD candidate, Wayne State University; M.A., University of Michigan-Flint, 2010; B.A., University of Michigan-Flint, 2007

Field: Modern American and Modern World history

Research Interests: 

  • American political development
  • World history
  • Cultural history
  • LGBT history
  • Sports history
  • Public history and archival administration
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Email:
mthick@umflint.edu
History

Matthew Thick

Lecturer I

Degree: M.A., Wayne State University, 2013; B.A., University of Michigan-Flint 2009; A.A., Mott Community College, 2004

Field: American Indian History, Michigan History, World History

Research Interests: Great Lakes American Indians, Nineteenth Century Michigan

Representative Publications: 

  • “The Exploded Humbug": Antebellum Michigan, Personal Liberty Laws, and States' Rights, Michigan Historical Review, 42.2 (Fall 2016).
  • "Confederate Flag Represents Treason, Racial Subjugation, and White Power," Saginaw News, Mlive, 31 July 2015.
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  • "I have been a great looser': John R. Williams and the War of 1812." in Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812, ed. Denver Brunsman, Joel Stone, and Douglas D. Fisher, Detroit Historical Society, 2012
  • "Tales of Michigan's Tenth Infantry," Chronicle vol 35, no. 3 (Fall 2012), Membership Magazine of the Historical Society of Michigan