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. Our faculty teach courses in History (HIS), Geography (GEO), and Philosophy (PHL) 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.​

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In Spring 2024 we are offering in person, hybrid and online classes in Modern World History, U.S. History, World Regional Geography, and Philosophy. We are also offering classes in Women’s History (HIS 28) with a special focus on environmental and gender justice in association with Sarah Lawrence College, History of the Caribbean (HIS 39), and the History of New York City (HIS 51).


  • Main Office:
    Colston Hall, Rm 301
    2155 University Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10453
    Phone: 718-289-5653
  • Chairperson:
    Dr. Tamar Rothenberg
  • Deputy Chair:
    Dr. Mara Lazda
  • Administrative Assistant:
    Ms. Paulette Randall
    Phone: 718-289-5653


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

Giving Tuesday bannerScholarships, 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 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

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