I work on the history of the United States in the world and on modern international history. Regionally, I have focused on US interactions with Asia and the Middle East. Thematically, my interests include the evolution of international society and international orders; colonialism, nationalism, and decolonization; modernization and development; the roles of international organizations; and the history of global health. I also have a keen interest in conceptual and methodological aspects of writing international history.
I offer regular lecture courses on the history of the U.S. in the world as well as a range of undergraduate and graduate seminars in my fields of interest. In supervising senior theses and doctoral dissertations I am especially interested in working with students who adopt fresh approaches to the history of U.S. foreign relations and international affairs, looking at hitherto neglected actors, themes, topics, regions, or connections.
For more information about my teaching and research, including links to selected publications, go to my homepage.
Position: Professor of History
Specialty: United States in the world; International History
- History 70k: Jewish History and the Question of Diaspora
- History 2906: International History: Seminar
- United States in the World 38: Forced to be Free: Americans as Occupiers and Nation-Builders
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