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 Fall 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 U.S. Women’s History (HIS 29), Latin American History (HIS 31), and the History of Africa (HIS 35).

Contact Us

Main Office:
Colston Hall, Rm 301
2155 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
Phone: 718-289-5653

Dr. Tamar Rothenberg

Deputy Chair:
Dr. Mara Lazda

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


Meet the Faculty

Dr. Kate Culkin’s scholarly expertise is in 19th Century Women’s History in the United States. She is the author of Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography and an associate editor of the Harriet Jacobs Family Papers.

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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