Global and Comparative History Master’s Faculty


Faculty actively involved in teaching and advising in the Global and Comparative History master’s degree program have all made major scholarly contributions to an impressive range of regional subfields covered in the list of course options. As the departmental web pages of the faculty attest, courses that can be taken to fulfill degree requirements are taught by fulltime history faculty whose research has been supported by grants from the most prestigious foundations and published by major academic and trade presses and the top journals in history and the social sciences. The books and articles of many have garnered major prizes, including the most coveted in some of their respective fields.

Faculty Teaching in the Global and Comparative History Master’s Degree Program


PROGRAM DIRECTORToby C. Jones is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University. He has lived and worked extensively in the Middle East, including several years in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. During 2008-2009 he was a fellow at Princeton University's Oil, Energy, and the Middle East project. From 2004 to early 2006 Jones worked as the Persian Gulf political analyst for the International Crisis Group. His research interests focus on the environment, energy, and the history of science and technology. He is the author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia (Harvard University Press, 2010) and is currently working on two new books, America's Oil Wars (under contract at Harvard University Press) and Running Dry: Essays on Environmental Crisis (under contract with Rutgers University Press). He has written for the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of American History, Middle East Report, Raritan Quarterly Review, The Nation, The Atlantic, the London Review of Books, the New York Times, and elsewhere. Jones is a member of the Editorial Committee at Middle East Report and Director of Rutgers' Center for Middle Eastern Studies.


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The Americas


Middle East



Sub-Saharan Africa

Global and Comparative


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