James H. Sweet, PhD

Credentials: Vilas-Jartz Distinguished Professor of History

Position title: Interim Faculty Director, UW–Madison Partnership with Nazarbayev University

Email: jhsweet@wisc.edu

Website: James H. Sweet's website

Phone: (608) 265-2523

5213 Humanities Building, Mosse G
455 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706

James H. Sweet is Vilas-Jartz Distinguished Professor of History. Sweet’s research and teaching focus on the history of Africa and the African diaspora. He has previously served as director of the African Studies Program (2012-13), chair of the Department of History (2013-16), and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2017-2020). Most recently, he served as president of the American Historical Association (2022), the largest organization of professional historians in the world.