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Peter Coogan

Peter Coogan, associate professor; B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Professor Coogan teaches American foreign relations, the history of international relations, revolution and war in Vietnam, and modern American political history. His seminars have included the Cold War, America's rise to power, and the history of the nuclear arms race. He has published articles on British and American national security policy in the 20th century; his current work concerns geopolitics and the intellectual origins of containment.

Joe Leedom

Joe Leedom, Ruth Alden Doan Endowed Chair in History; professor; B.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara

Professor Leedom has taught a variety of courses that include the European survey, Roman history, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Britain before 1688, early France, the end of the ancient world, and European social history. Among his publications are articles in the American Journal of Legal History and History, as well as a widely used collection of primary sources on medieval Europe, currently in its third edition, and a sourcebook containing readings in early Western history.

Rachel Nunez

Rachel Nuñez, associate professor; Batten Professor for the History of Women and Leadership; B.A., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Rachel Nuñez received a Ph.D. in history from Stanford University, where she studied modern European history and the history of women and gender. Her dissertation, titled "Between France and the World: The Gender Politics of Cosmopolitanism, 1835-1915," explored the use of cosmopolitanism as a feminist political strategy. Before coming to Hollins, Nuñez taught at Southwestern University. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the Mellon Dissertation Fellowship. She teaches courses on modern Europe and modern France, the history of women and gender, nationalism, and imperialism.