Faculty by Undergraduate Concentration

All history majors select a geographic region of concentration as their primary area of study: Americas and Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and the Mediterranean World. Majors are encouraged to get to know the faculty in their region of concentration as early as possible.

History majors are also encouraged to carve out their own unique thematic research pathway — religion, social movements, science and environment, and gender, to name a few — and to get to know the history faculty who specialize in those research areas.

Muriam Haleh  Davis
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-4257
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 212
  • Office Hours Winter 2020; Wednesdays, 11am - 12pm
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise North Africa, Middle East Studies, European Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Environmental History, Capitalism
  • Courses HIS 154: Postcolonial North Africa, HIS 184B: Race and Anti-Racism in Europe, HIS 252: Republicanism and its Discontents, HIS 170B: France and French Empire in the 19th Century, HIS 170C: From the Trenches to the Casbah: France and its Empire in the 20th Century

Research Interests

My research interests focus on development, decolonization and race in North Africa. I am currently  working on a manuscript that studies how the postwar reinvention of a market economy influenced prevailing ideas of race and national identity in Algeria. 

Biography, Education and Training

2004-2006: MA in Arab Studies, Georgetown University

2006-2008: MA in Culture and Theory, University of California, Irvine

2008-2015: PhD in History, NYU 

2015-2016: Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute 

Selected Publications

Co-editor of North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institution and Culture. Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, 2018.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/north-africa-and-the-making-of-europe-9781350021822/