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Our faculty believe strongly in direct interaction with students, and many of our students develop lasting relationships with faculty that continue well beyond the four years spent at the college.  This close link between students and faculty is one of the distinct advantages of an education at a small, liberal arts college like Saint Anselm.

Prof. Hugh Dubrulle

Hugh Dubrulle, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern European History

My research has investigated various issues associated with British opinion concerning the American Civil War. I have looked at how the conflict-and particularly the discussion it inspired-influenced general British attitudes toward politics, society, nationalism, and military affairs.

Asst. Prof. Sarah Hardin

Sarah Hardin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Modern African History

I do research in Senegal, West Africa, on the social history of agricultural development over the twentieth century. My work involves the histories of technology, health, and the environment as well as the questions of gender and of political and religious authority. I am interested in how West Africans have developed their countries and the world.

Prof. Matthew Massur

Matthew Masur, Ph.D.
Professor, U.S. History/Diplomatic History/Asian History

My primary area of research is the history of American foreign relations. I am particularly interested in the interactions between the United States and countries on the periphery during the Cold War period. I recently completed my dissertation on the uses of culture in the nation-building process in South Vietnam from 1954 to 1963.

Prof. Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore, Ph.D.
Professor, U.S. History

My doctoral dissertation was about Roman Catholics in Alabama and Georgia in the post-World War II period. I wanted to know how a minority religious group like Catholics fit into southern society, which was predominantly Protestant. I found that anti-Catholicism served as a barrier separating Catholics from Protestants until the civil rights movement.

Prof. Philip Pajakowski

Philip Pajakowski, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern European History

My graduate studies focused on the history of Central and Eastern Europe, in particular the political history of the Habsburg Empire. My research concerns the political thought and policies of Polish conservative landowners in the empire in the last half of the nineteenth century, and especially their participation in the parliament in Vienna.

Prof. Sean Perrone

Sean Perrone, Ph.D.
Professor, Early Modern European History and Atlantic World

My graduate studies focused on the history of Spain and Portugal, Renaissance and Reformation, Tudor and Stuart England, and Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Europe.

Prof. Beth Salerno

Beth Salerno, Ph.D.
Professor, U.S. History

My research interests center on the antebellum period of U.S. history (1820-1850). My first book looks at how women from Maine to Pennsylvania and west out to Michigan formed organizations to abolish southern slavery. I am interested in how these groups formed, the activities they engaged in, and how the women overcame violence, verbal critiques and their own internal disagreements in order to succeed.

Prof. Silvia Shannon

Silvia Shannon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Early Modern European History

My graduate studies focused on Early European History with an emphasis on Renaissance and Reformation History. In the past few years, I have been writing and researching the impact of the struggle between Catholics and Huguenots in France on the failed colonial efforts of the French Crown in Brazil (1550-1615).

Faculty Assistant
Robin Allard

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