Department of History & Political Science

 
Faculty

Robert Billinger, Jr., Ruth Davis Horton Professor of History
Research & teaching interests: German and Austrian history of the 19th and 20th centuries; German POWs in the U.S. during World War II; private security firms and the conduct of global politics; international relations; the American political system
 
Joseph M. Ellis, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Research & teaching interests: Comparative political economy; post-communist market and political transitions

James M. Hastings, Associate Professor of History
Research & teaching interests: Societies and cultures of East, South, and Southeast Asia; history of religions; religious nationalism; Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monastic traditions; Mughal Empire; anti-colonial movements; Asian film; globalization and cultural exchange
 
Abannik Hino, Associate Professor of History
Research & teaching interests: Modern Middle East and Modern Africa; 19th century political economy of the Nile River Valley; religious movements; nationalism; economic development; civil wars; conflict

Caroline Hoefferle, Associate Professor of History & Chair
Research & teaching interests: Global 1960s; United States and British history; ancient and modern world history; women’s history; historical methods and historiography

Steven Hyland, Jr., Assistant Professor of History
Research & teaching interests: Latin American history; Argentina; Southern Cone; transnational and internal migration; world history; history of drugs trafficking
 
Magdalena Krajewska, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research & teaching interests: Identification documents; identification policies; citizenship; immigration; public policy; state power; policing; surveillance; British politics; Western European politics; European Union politics; American politics; a wide range of courses in comparative politics and American politics, including Introduction to Comparative Politics; Introduction to American Politics; Comparative Political Systems; Institutions and Politics of Western Europe; British Politics; European Union Politics; US Immigration Politics in Comparative Perspective; Politics of Surveillance; Public Policy  
 
Staff
Pam Merrill, Administrative Assistant
704-233-8074
pmerrill@wingate.edu