Tyler E. Stovall

Past President

Tyler Stovall is Distinguished Professor of History and dean of humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Stovall joined UC Santa Cruz as Dean of Humanities in April 2015. Prior to that, he was a professor of French history and dean of the Undergraduate Division of the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley. Before UC Berkeley, Stovall spent 13 years as a faculty member in the UC Santa Cruz Humanities Division. During his last three years at Santa Cruz, he also served as chair of the History Department and provost of Stevenson College.  Originally from Columbus Ohio, Stovall earned his B.A. in history from Harvard University and an M.A in European history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he went on to receive a Ph.D. in Modern European/French History with a minor in Latin American Studies. He has also taught at Ohio State University and was a visiting professor at the Université de Polynésie Française in Tahiti. Stovall is the author of several books and numerous articles in the field of modern French history, specializing in transnational history, labor, colonialism, and race.