History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Mary Anne K. Clarke
  • Ethan Dugas
  • Burton Van Name Edwards
  • Jeffrey Hamill
  • Curtis Holland
  • Gail Mohanty
  • Alicia Sansone
  • Shahram Shadbash
  • Kristin Taylor-Costello
  • Terrance N. Turner
Hall, Colten

Colten Ward Hall

Lecturer, History and Social Sciences
Faculty Suite C, Room 233
JD, American University Washington College of Law
MA, American University School of International Service
BA, University of California at Santa Barbara

Contracts, torts, comparative law, business and the law, international business transactions, constitutional law, fundamental rights, and procedural law.

European Union law, comparative constitutional law, international law, foreign policy, juvenile justice reform, trade law and policy, secessionist movements, and the Middle East.

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Hall, C. W., Navigating the Constellation: Realizing the Full Promise of Equal Dignity post-Obergefell, Quinnipiac Law Review.

Hall, C. W., Sound the Shofar in Luxembourg: Cross-Border Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses in the European Union And Israel’s Ben Ari v. Director of Population Administration, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review.

Hall, C. W., To Throw a Stone in Palestine: The Principle of Proportionality and Children in the Israeli Military Justice System, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy.