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Left-wing Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro gives a thumbs up during a campaign rally on May 11, 2022, in Fusagasugá, Colombia. (Guillermo Legaria...

Left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro is still leading the polls ahead of this month’s Colombian presidential election. If he succeeds, Petro will have to overcome the dark legacy of Colombia’s hard-right oligarchy and a shameful history of US…

Our faculty and alums reflect on the current war in Ukraine with contributions to major public outlets. We will edit this page as more items are published, so please check back regularly to see the most up-to-date information.
 

Stephen W. Sawyer joins the Stanford History Department in Spring 2022 as Kratter Visiting Professor in European History. An expert in of history and theory of democracy, Professor Sawyer has  published and taught extensively on modernity,…

Dr. Mikael Wolfe, associate professor of history at Stanford University, is with Pat Thurston to share the true history and discuss US-Mexico relations in the context of Cinco de Mayo.

Pat Thurston: Cinco de Mayo: No, it's not Mexico's…

According to a leaked draft opinion published by Politico, the Supreme Court’s five constitutional originalists have joined Justice Alito in overturning Roe v. Wade. Many evangelicals are unsurprisingly elated. 

Legal scholars have found …

We are delighted to welcome Professor Francesca Trivellato to Stanford History as William H. Bonsall Visiting Professor in the Humanities. A leading historian of early modern Italy and continental Europe, she has revitalized the study of early…

The DAR History Award Medal is a very Prestigious award intended to honor an individual whose study and promotion of American History on the local, regional, or national level has significantly advanced our understanding of our nation’s past.…

Magnus Altschäfl is a PhD candidate at the Department of History (Chair for Contemporary History) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He studied history and political sciences at LMU Munich and UC Berkeley and he is currently a visiting…

Yuhe Faye Wang is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Yale University. She holds an MPhil in American Studies from Yale University and a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies with a focus in Economics from Pomona College. She will join the…

Congratulations to Professor Destin Jenkins whose first book, The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City, has been selected to receive multiple prizes from the Organization of American Historians.