Faculty by Research Specialization

The Department of History at UC Santa Cruz is known for its innovative research and exemplary scholarship. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of their respective fields, covering a wide variety of geographic, temporal, and thematic fields of study. The areas of specialization listed here are by no means an exhaustive list of our scholastic interests. Rather, they highlight the diverse and often overlapping ideas and approaches we explore within our teaching and research.

Muriam Haleh  Davis
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3701
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location 212 Stevenson College
  • Office Hours Spring 2018: Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00pm or by appointment
  • 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 Taught 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/