Class Schedule – Spring 2014

This quarter will be a little different than the previous two, with considerably less reading and a lot more writing, research, and independent reading. I’m really looking forward to it. So this quarter I’m taking Middle East in the 20th Century (this is an undergraduate class), Historical Scholarship of the the Modern Middle East, Post-Colonial Period (this is the third and final course in the Middle East historiography series), and Research Seminar in United States History (this is the second half of the two-quarter class).

Like last quarter, I’m a reader for an undergraduate history class. This term I’m grading for the French Revolution, 1789-1814.

Seems like it’ll be a good quarter and I’m looking forward to bringing you along for the ride!

Winter 2014 Wrap Up

The winter quarter has ended. Over half of the first year done. It’s been a whirlwind.

I wasn’t as successful as I’d hoped at keeping up with my research updates and roll calls this past quarter. I do, of course, hope to be better in the spring. We’ll see.

It’s already time to look forward, thinking about what I’ll be doing over the summer. When, where, and if I’ll be going somewhere for research. What grants I want to apply for in the fall. Thinking about minor field exams. Taking language proficiency exams. All those things.

For the time being, I’m going to enjoy the last two days of break.

Is there anything you all would like to see on the blog for the spring? Opinion pieces? More on my research and interests? I’m open to suggestions and I will try my best to implement them.


Catch you soon…spring quarter starts Monday! I’ll post about my class schedule for the spring then.