Sreemati Mitter joined the History department as the Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International and Public Affairs. During the fall 2017 semester, Professor Mitter will teach an introductory-level course entitled "Understanding the Middle East: 1800s to the Present," which seeks to understand how the events throughout the history of the Middle East continue to shape the region’s present-day circumstances. Read more.

Jennifer Johnson is an Assistant Professor of African history and author of the new book, The Battle for Algeria: Sovereignty, Health Care, and Humanitarianism. In addition to her expertise in North African history, Professor Johnson is an exciting addition to the department as her plans and hopes for her classroom are much aligned with the spirit of Brown academics — thoughtful interdisciplinarity and creative study. Read more.

Emily Owens is an Assistant Professor of U.S. history,  as well as a faculty fellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Professor Owens looks to use her expertise in the study of slavery, feminist theory, and race to be helpful both to the students in her classroom and in larger discussions happening on campus. During the fall 2017 semester, Professor Owens will teach a new first-year seminar on "Narratives of Slavery." Read more.