Fall 2023 Department Welcomes Five New Faculty Members

August 21, 2023

Baylor University's Department of History is excited to announce the addition of five new faculty members to its esteemed team. These accomplished scholars bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the department, further enhancing its commitment to excellence in historical research and education.

The new faculty members joining the Department of History are:

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Dr. Emmanuella Amoh
Assistant Professor of History
Areas of Specialty: Gold Coast/Ghana, Colonialism, Postcolonial Politics, Pan-Africanism, African & Black Feminism
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Dr. Felipe Hinojosa
John and Nancy Jackson Endowed Chair in Latin American & Professor of History
Areas of Specialty: Latina/o, Chicana/o, Religion, The Civil Rights Movement
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Dr. Steven Jug
Lecturer in History
Areas of Specialty: Modern Russia, Southeastern Europe, East Central Europe, Military History, Masculinity and Gender History
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Dr. Liana Kirillova
Lecturer in History
Areas of Specialty: Modern Europe, Soviet Union, Cultural Cold War, Global Sixties
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Dr. Ruth Oropeza
Lecturer in History
Areas of Specialty: Disease and Epidemics, Modern Spain, Medicine, and History of Animals

The expertise of our new faculty spans historical eras and geographic regions, enriching the department's curriculum. This year, for example, they will teach courses on Modern Africa (Amoh), the Chicano Movement (Hinojosa), History of Ukraine (Jug), Totalitarianism Regimes in Europe (Kirillova), and History of Global Epidemics (Oropeza). Each has an active research agenda that informs their teaching and student mentoring. 

If you stop by campus, be sure to welcome these five to our History Family!