History Experts

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African-American History

Jill Watts, Ph.D.
History professor, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Jill Watts .
Watts’ research interests include U.S. social and cultural history, digital history, African-American history, film history, and biography. Two of her books – “God, Harlem U.S.A: The Father Divine Story” and “Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood” – have been optioned for film, and her most recent work, titled “The Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics in the Age of Roosevelt,” was published by Grove Atlantic in 2020. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from UC San Diego and a master’s and doctorate in history from UCLA.

Email: jwatts@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4114
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History

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Ph.D.
History professor, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall .
Sepinwall’s research specialties include the French and Haitian revolutions, modern Haitian history, French colonialism, slavery in film, French-Jewish history, the history of gender and how history is portrayed in video games. Her books include “The Abbe Gregoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism” and “Haitian History: New Perspectives.” She earned a bachelor’s degree in intellectual history and political philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s and doctorate in history from Stanford University.

Email: sepinwal@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-8053
Website

Latin American History

Carmen Nava, Ph.D.
History professor and department chair, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Carmen Nava .
Nava’s research centers on nationalism in Brazil, gender in Latin America and Chicano/Latino history. The book “Brazil in the Making,” for which she was lead co-editor and contributing author, features multidisciplinary work by Brazilian scholars on Brazilian national identity. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Cal State Northridge and a doctorate in Latin American history from UCLA.

Email: cnava@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-8028
Website

Middle East History

Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Ph.D.
Associate history professor, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Ibrahim Al-Marashi .
Al-Marashi is an Iraqi-American who has lived in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey, and his research deals with the modern history of Iraq. He is a co-author of the books “A Concise History of the Middle East” and “The Modern History of Iraq.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and Near Eastern studies from UCLA, a master’s in political science from Georgetown University and a doctorate in history from Oxford University.

Email: ialmarashi@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-8010
Website


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