Graduate Fields of Study - Modern Europe

The Modern Europe faculty offers a variety of strengths in national fields and interdisciplinary inquiry. European history faculty look beyond national borders to consider regional and Europe-wide historical processes, as well as Europe 's role in global transformations. Our graduate programs equip students to integrate solid historical grounding with openness to new approaches.

Recasting Britain , Ireland and Europe within the scope of imperial processes, British historian Laura Tabili emphasizes the interaction of gender, class, and race in state formation. David Ortiz, Jr. works on the political, social, and cultural discourse of turn-of-the-century Spain and teaches courses on European liberalism, anarchism, comparative revolutions, and sexuality. Douglas Weiner integrates Russian and Soviet intellectual history with global concerns about the environment and modernization. Susan Crane's work on modern Germany focuses on thematic issues of collective memory, historical consciousness and photographs as historical sources.

The field is supported by faculty in several affiliated areas, including World and Comparative History , Early Europe , Comparative Women's and Gender History , and Middle Eastern Histories . Historians of the Middle East and North Africa, Linda Darling and Julia Clancy-Smith provide critical support for conceptualizing Europe in relation to the broader Mediterranean world.

The University of Arizona library collections are particularly strong in Germany, eastern Europe and pre-1917 Russia , as well as Women's History. Students are normally expected to master at least one appropriate European language by the end of their MA program, and to qualify in a second early in their PhD candidacy.



Recently Completed Dissertations and Recent Ph.D. Placements


Stan Landry (2010)



Brett Bebber (2007)

That All May be One: Ecumenism, Memory, and German Nationalism, 1817-1917.

Adjunct lecturer, Univ. of Arizona and Mesa Community College


The Culture of Football: Racism, Violence, and British Society, 1968 – Present.

Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University

Julia Hudson-Richards (2008)

The Orange Proletariat: Social Relations in the Pais Valenciano, 1860-1939

Assistant Professor, Penn State--Altoona


Deborah Kaye (2004)


“Between Ghetto and State: Religious Policy, Liberal Reform, and Jewish Corporate Politics in Piedmont, 1821–31”

Adjunct lecturer, University of Arizona


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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