Ellen Rafshoon

Dr. Ellen G. Rafshoon

Professor of History, Chair of Studies

School of Liberal Arts
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Dr. Rafshoon specializes in 20th century United States history. Courses that she teaches include "America Since 1945," "Sixties America" and "American Immigrant Experience."  Rafshoon has a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College and a master's in journalism from the Medill School of Northwestern University. Her Ph.D. from Emory University was awarded in American and modern European history.


  • Doctorate – history – Emory University
  • Master's – journalism – Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor's – history with high honors – Dartmouth College

Academic Interests

  • United States history in the 20th century, diplomatic, political and intellectual history
  • U.S. Civil Rights Movement


  • German Historical Institute, Dissertation Fellowship