Department of History

World History

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World History at Auburn University commands a wide range of fields, which include African history, East Asian history, Latin American history, and Middle Eastern and Near Eastern history. Faculty research interests range from the ancient Near Eastern economy to the political, intellectual, and religious history of the Middle East; from the sixteenth century to the comparative study of women and gender in Latin America during the colonial and modern periods; and to comprehensive examination of political, economic, and institutional change in modern Chinese history. The World History faculty endeavors to transcend the traditional models of modernity developed on the basis of the limited historical experience of the “West” by explaining the transformation of multiple traditions into multiple modernities in the “Rest”; and they make a consistent effort to address fundamental and enduring questions concerning human civilization and bring about deeper understanding of the shared characteristics of diverse human societies.

Our faculty members have gained national and international reputation for their cutting-edge research. See below for more information about faculty associated with World History.

  • Morris L. Bian

    Morris L. Bian

    20th-century Chinese political, economic, and institutional history

    332 Thach Hall
  • Sarah Hamilton

    Sarah Hamilton

    Assistant Professor
    Environmental history, World history, Modern Spain and the European Union

    320F Thach Hall (office hours held outside Mell 3520)
  • Michael Kozuh

    Michael Kozuh

    Associate Professor
    Ancient Near Eastern & Mediterranean history
    (334) 844-6633
    331 Thach Hall
  • Matt Malczycki

    Matt Malczycki

    Joseph A. Kicklighter Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Political, intellectual, and religious history of the Middle East ca 600-1500
    (334) 844-7638
    306C Thach Hall
  • Tiffany Sippial

    Tiffany Sippial

    Director of Honors College and Associate Professor of History
    Latin American history and historiography during the colonial and modern periods, comparative history of women and gender, world history
    (334) 844-5360
    Cater Hall

Last Updated: March 12, 2015