History and politics of southern Africa, especially the rural Eastern Cape; environmental history and the politics of conservation
- John D MacArthur and Vilas Professor Emeritus in History and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.
Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism
The social, cultural, and political history of the late Russian Empire; Russian Revolution and Civil War; history of sexuality; history of law and medicine in Russia and modern Europe