Welcome to the History Department

The Department of History supports the primary mission of Bronx Community College to provide students academic foundations and skills for their educational and professional futures and to encourage students to value informed civic engagement. Faculty teach courses in history, geography, and philosophy that contribute both to transfer curricula and to career programs. We are committed to fostering critical thinking, a broad liberal arts education, and preparing students to engage with life within diverse, democratic societies and globalized communities.​

We are now on instagram and twitter! Follow us (@bcccunyhistory) for all the latest on History department courses, events, student shoutouts, faculty profiles, & more!

Fall 2020

As we start to finish up classes and prep for finals, here’s some tips from faculty in the History department:

  1. Get Organized: put all important exam and due dates in a Google/ Outlook/ Phone/ Paper calendar
  2. Prep Your Study Sheet: your professor may provide one, but your own words represent you the best
  3. Work with the History tutor: they’re available for all HIS, GEO, and PHL classes
  4. Stay in Regular Contact with Your Professor

We know finding time and space to study is difficult right now. Let us know how we can best support you and get you to the finish line.

Are you ready for Winter and Spring 2021? Although we remain online, our courses in Modern World History,  U.S. History, World Regional Geography, and Philosophy are taught in a wide range of online teaching modes to suit your learning needs. We are also offering electives in Women’s Global History (HIS 28) and the History of New York City (HIS 51). Speak to your adviser and register today.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Mara Lazda’s scholarly expertise is in Gender and Nationalism, with a focus on Modern European and Baltic History, Oral History and Memory. She is also the department’s Co-Deputy Chair and a faculty adviser for the Liberal Arts and Science: History Option.

Department Activities

Scholarships, Public Programs, and Field Trips are just some of the things we offer in the History department to promote student success. 

Ongoing Events

BCC History Club will be meeting virtually for Fall 2020. The History Club welcomes all members of the BCC community who are interested in History! We have some great plans for creating community among history-lovers at BCC and are organizing some fun online events! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @BCCHistoryClub.  Join us on the Remind App: text @bcchisclub to 81010 for instructions.  Email Faculty Advisor Raquel Otheguy: Raquel.otheguy@bcc.cuny.edu

Contact Us

Main Office: Colston Hall, Rm 301
Phone: 718-289-5653
Fax: 718-289-6098

Chairperson: Dr. Tamar Rothenberg
Phone: 718-289-5653

Deputy Chair: Dr. Jordi Getman-Eraso
Phone: 718-289-5841

Deputy Chair: Dr. Mara Lazda
Phone: 718-289-5656

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Paulette Randall
Phone: 718-289-5653


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