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History 498D: U.S. Empire

A guide for history majors completing their senior capstone project. Guide presupposes mastery of basic library skills taught in History 200.

Subject Specialist Librarians

Subject specialist librarians are eager to assist you with your library research, and in most cases can save you a lot of time, especially if you meet with them early in order to plan out your research strategy. Subject specialists are not only professional librarians, but are also recognized scholars in their own right. Many have earned advanced degrees in their area of specialization. Unlike other library staff, subject specialist librarians are tenured or tenure-track professors, and are members of the University faculty.

Subject specialist librarians recognize the interdisciplinary, collaborative nature of historical research, and they encourage you to meet with any librarian whose area of expertise overlaps with your research.

Find an Expert to Help You With Your Research

Librarian Areas of Expertise Contact
Celestina Savonius-Wroth


Religious Studies

Schedule a research Consultation with Prof. Savonius-Wroth

Email Prof. Savonius-Wroth a Question

Sanga Sung U.S. Government Documents

Schedule a Research Consultation with Prof. Sung

Email Prof. Sung a Question

Atoma Batoma African Studies

Kit Condill Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Schedule a Research Consultation with Prof. Condill

Email Prof. Condill a Question

Laila Hussein Moustafa

Middle Eastern Studies

North African Studies

Cindy Ingold

Political Science

Gender Studies

Multicultural Studies


Yoo-Seong Song

Korean Studies

Labor Studies

Antonio Sotomayor Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Marek Sroka

Central European Studies

Polish Studies

Mara Thacker

South Asian Studies

Steven Witt

Chinese Studies

Japanese Studies

Global Studies


If none of these specializations matches your topic, check the Subject Specialist directory to find a librarian with relevant subject expertise.