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Curry College student interns in a U.S. Senator's Office while pursuing a Politics and History Degree

Discover Degrees and Programs in Politics and History

Why choose between Politics and History? At Curry, our Politics and History program is different. We’ve combined political science and history together in one major, where students study institutions, people, and policies over time – turning lessons from yesterday into careers that make a difference today.

Student standing outside the Massachusetts State House, repesenting the Politics anbd History Degree at Curry College

Politics & History Major and Minor

With a degree in politics and history from Curry, you are well prepared for a career in a wide variety of fields, including: law, politics, education, journalism, business and much more.

Various prominent activists, representing the African-American Studies Minor at Curry College

African-American Studies

Students may obtain a minor in African-American Studies in conjunction with a major in any area of study and will gain a broader sense of what it means to be an "American" and to live in an ethnically diverse country.

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Melissa Anyiwo

Melissa Anyiwo

Professor

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)979-3525

Email
manyiwo@curry.edu

Grant Burrier

Grant Burrier

Associate Professor

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2988

Email
gburrier@curry.edu

Aaron Hale-Dorrell

Aaron Hale-Dorrell

Associate Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2128

Email
aaron.haledorrell@curry.edu

Larry Hartenian

Larry Hartenian

Professor

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2149

Email
larryhartenian@curry.edu

Andrew Higgins

Andrew Higgins

Associate Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2128

Email
andrew.higgins@curry.edu

John Hill

John Hill

Professor Emeritus

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2150

Email
jhill@curry.edu

Robert Keighton

Robert Keighton

Professor

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2148

Email
rkeighto@curry.edu

William Nancarrow

William Nancarrow

Professor

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2363

Email
wnancarr0904@curry.edu

Dennis Ricci

Dennis Ricci

Senior Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2138

Email
dricci0901@curry.edu

Hazel Varella

Hazel Varella

Senior Lecturer

Department
Politics and History

Phone
(617)333-2128

Email
hvarella0203@curry.edu

Highlights in Politics and History

Dr. John Hill, Politics and History

Dr. John Hill Completes Series on 'Fake News' and the Founding Fathers

The Public Humanist recently published the final article in Dr. John Hill's three-part series exploring the role of "fake news" in 18th century America.
Dr. Bill Nancarrow, Politics and History

Dr. Bill Nancarrow Featured in Fox News Article about Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Fox News recently published an article about how Republican Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is thriving in a state with Democratic strongholds and is the favorite for re-election.
Politics and History Professor Hazel Varella celebrates with friends, colleagues, and family members at the State House.

State Recognizes Politics & History Prof. Hazel Varella with 'Unsung Heroine Award'

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women recently honored Politics & History Professor Hazel Varella as a recipient of the "Unsung Heroine Award."
Politics and History students at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting.

Students Present Research at Prestigious Political Science Conference

Four Politics and History students recently traveled to Chicago with Dr. Grant Burrier, to present research at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) meeting.
Dr. John Hill, Politics and History

John Adams & ‘Fake News’: Dr. John Hill Contributes to ‘Public Humanist’

The Public Humanist recently published Dr. John Hill's article, "John Adams & Why Fake News is Nothing New."
Dr. Grant Burrier, Politics and History

'The Journal of Development Studies' Publishes Brazilian Infrastructure article by Dr. Grant Burrier

Politics and History Professor Grant Burrier's research on Brazilian infrastructure was recently published in The Journal of Development Studies.

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We're excited you're considering our outstanding Curry College academic programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.