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.
Last Updated: March 12, 2015