History (323) 343-2020

Stanley Burstein
Emeritus Professor of History; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2032
E-mail: sburste@calstatela.edu

  • Ancient history
  • Greek history
  • Relations between Greece and Egypt
  • Ancient Africa, especially Kush

Daniel Crecelius
Emeritus Professor of History; Ph.D., Princeton University
Contact: (323) 343-2020
E-mail: dcrecel@calstatela.edu; DNCrecelius@aol.com

  • Middle East (1700-present)
  • Current historical and political developments of Saudi Arabia
  • Ulama (religious leaders)
  • Religious endowments (waqf)
  • Modern history of Egypt
  • Modern Turkey
  • Arab-Israeli conflict

Fluent in: Arabic, German.


Christopher Endy
Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(323) 343-2046
E-mail: cendy@calstatela.edu

  • U.S. international relations
  • U.S.-French relations
  • History of international tourism
  • Rise of globalization during the 20th century

Fluent in: French.


Afshin Matin-asgari
Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2025
E-mail: amatina@calstatela.edu

  • 20th-century Middle East
  • Modern Iran
  • Modern Islamic political and intellectual movements
  • Middle East and world history
  • Islam
  • Comparative religion

Enrique Ochoa
Professor of History; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2045
E-mail: eochoa3@calstatela.edu

  • Latin American
  • Mexican and Central American history
  • United States and Mexico border
  • Immigration
  • Globalization
  • Latin American experience in the United States 

Birte Pfleger
Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D., UC Irvine
Contact: (323) 343-2044
E-mail: bpflege@calstatela.edu

  • Early American history
  • Ethnicity
  • Colonial Pennsylvania history
  • Immigration in the 18th century

Fluent in: German.


Martin Schiesl
Emeritus Professor of History; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Contact: (323) 343-2020
E-mail: mschies@calstatela.edu

  • History of Los Angeles and California
  • Urban America in the 20th century
  • Municipal Administration and Reform
  • Responsible Liberalism

Carole Srole
Associate Professor of History; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2027
E-mail: csrole@calstatela.edu

  • Feminization of Clerical Work
  • Women’s studies
  • Women’s culture in American Society
  • Women’s History Month

Angela Vergara
Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D., UC San Diego
Contact: (323) 343-2223
E-mail: avergar@calstatela.edu

  • Chilean history and politics
  • Latin American history

Fluent in: Spanish.


Scott Wells
Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D., New York University
Contact: (323) 343-2025
E-mail: swells2@calstatela.edu

  • Cultural and intellectual life of the European middle ages
  • Late antiquity to the Renaissance and Reformation
  • Religious and gender history
  • Exploration of medieval concepts of time, space and memory

Mark Wild
Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D., UC San Diego
Contact: (323) 343-2223
E-mail: mwild@calstatela.edu

  • Modern U.S. history
  • Urban history
  • California/Los Angeles
  • Gangs
  • Ethno-racial Boundaries
  • Prostitution and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Sex in Los Angeles

Lamont Yeakey
Associate Professor of History; Ph.D., Columbia University, New York
Contact: (323) 343- 2026
E-mail: lyeakey@calstatela.edu

  • Current political, social, intellectual, and economic history since 1865
  • U.S. 19th and 20th century
  • Intellectual, economic, and political movements
  • Civil rights
  • Black studies