Timothy Mac James, PhD


Timothy Mac James, PhD

Professor of History

Grayson House Room 203
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Office: 843-521-4151
Timothy Mac James, PhD

I joined the University of South Carolina Beaufort faculty in 2006. I teach courses on a wide variety of topics, but one common thread running through all that I teach and write about is the history of law and justice. I am the 2020 recipient of a Carolina Trustees Professorship award and I currently serve on the editorial board for the collection “Historia del derecho en América Latina” (Legal History in Latin America), a book series with the publishing house Tirant Lo Blanch. My most recent published work focuses on historical questions related to Mexico’s system of military justice. 

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

PhD in History. University of Chicago 2006

MA in History.  University of Chicago 1999

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Appalachian State University 1997

  • HIST B111 - History of America from Discovery to 1865
  • HIST B115 - World History to 1500
  • HIST B116 - World History 1500 to Present
  • HIST B395 - History of Human Rights
  • HIST B399 - Independent Study
  • HIST B420 - Latin America: The Founding of New Societies
  • HIST B423 - History of Mexico
  • HIST B469 - American Legal History
  • HIST B492 - Topics in History
  • Mexican Constitutional History
  • Mexican Liberalism
  • Cultural and Social Theory
  • Mexican Migration
  • The History and Theory of Human Rights