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Empires and Decolonization

map of Europe and Middle East and North Africa

Map of Europe and Middle East and North Africa

Ohio University’s History Department has an area of great strength in the study of imperialism, decolonization, and the contemporary history repercussions of both. Areas of particular focus are the British, Russian/Soviet, and Japanese empires and East and Southeast Asia, South and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

More detailed information can be found on the faculty biography pages:

Dr. Ziad Abu Rish, Assistant Professor of History and director of the Middle East and North Africa Studies certificate program, specializes in the modern Middle East.

Dr. Patrick Barr-Melej, Professor of History, teaches the history of modern Latin America.

Dr. John Brobst, Associate Professor and Graduate Director of History, specializes in British imperial and international history.

Dr. Joshua Hill, Assistant Professor of History, specializes in modern China and East Asia.

Dr. Alec Holcombe, Assistant Professor of History, specializes in modern Southeast Asia and Vietnam.

Dr. Victoria Lee, Assistant Professor of History, specializes in the role of Japan in 20th and 21st century science and technology.

Dr. Steven M. Miner, Professor of History and Director of the Contemporary History Institute, specializes in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union; he served as CHI director until summer 2017.

Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History, has broad interests in oral history, Islam, slavery, agrarian change, land tenure systems, peace and conflict resolution in Africa.

 

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