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Assistant Professor – History
PhD, South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of California (Berkeley), 2018; MA, Asian Studies, University of California (Berkeley), 2011; MA 1st Class Honours, Sociology with South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2007
Hannah Archambault was born and raised in Oregon and spent some of her formative years raising sheep with her family in the Rogue Valley. She is a historian of early modern South Asia and of the Indian Ocean world, and is presently working on a book manuscript tracing the histories of two Afghan noble households in 17th- and 18th-century South India. She uses their stories to explore economic and social ties that structured and at times transcended formal systems of government. Hannah is interested in frontiers and borderlands, ethnogenesis, Afghan history, Indo-Islamic systems of governance, legal regimes and their transformations under colonial rule, and questions of gender and power.
Associate Professor – Political Science
BA, MA, California State University, Chico; PhD, University of California, Davis
Professor Hughes teaches introductory political science courses, upper-division courses in American and comparative politics, and both the Research Methods course and Senior Seminar. He is also the director of the Southern Oregon Center for Social Research. Teaching/Research Area: American and Comparative Politics, Research Methods.
Cherstin M. Lyon
Honors College Director, Professor
PhD, History, University of Arizona, 2006; MA, History, University of Oregon, 1998; BA, History, University of Oregon, 1995
Cherstin M. Lyon, director of the Honors College, is originally from Oregon. She received her BA and MA in History at the University of Oregon, and her PhD in history at the University of Arizona. Before coming to SOU, she was a professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino where she worked with the office of community engagement, coordinated the master’s program in social science and globalization, coordinated the public and oral history program, and co-directed the London study abroad program. She was honored with CSUSB’s outstanding professor and outstanding faculty mentor awards. Her expertise is in Asian American history, immigration and citizenship law, and public and oral history. She has published books and articles on Asian American history, public history, and global citizenship. She has extensive experience working with community partners, and mentoring students around topics such as career options, graduate school preparation, research, internships, and study abroad experiences. Before settling on history as an academic career, she studied piano performance, environmental science and policy, and nursing. Her favorite pastimes include outdoor recreation, urban exploration, music, and international travel.
Professor – History
PhD, University of California (Berkeley); MA, Portland State University; MAT, Lewis and Clark College; BA, Vassar College
Sean McEnroe is an historian of the Atlantic world, specializing in religion, ideology, and state formation. His newest book, A Troubled Marriage, is a study of the literal and figurative marriages among European and indigenous communities throughout North and South America. His earlier work, From Colony to Nationhood in Mexico, describes the role of Indian leaders in the creation of modern towns and modern citizenship. As an archival historian, McEnroe works in manuscript and rare book collections in Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Canada. He is currently at work on a third book—this one a study of new beliefs about science and magic that mingled and spread in the Atlantic world during the nineteenth century.
Program Chair, Professor – History, Political Science
BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, PhD, Ohio State University
Dustin Walcher is a specialist in international affairs, U.S. foreign relations, and inter-American affairs. His scholarship analyzes international economic policy, global capitalism, social disruption, and political violence. With Jeffrey F. Taffet he published The United States and Latin America: A History with Documents (Routledge, 2017). He is currently revising a manuscript that examines the link between the failure of U.S.-led economic initiatives and the rise of social revolution in Argentina during the 1950s and 1960s.