Wm. Roger Louis
Professor — D.Phil., 1962, and D.Litt., 1979, Oxford University
Director of British Studies; Kerr Chair in English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor
History of the British Empire and Commonwealth, the Middle East, India, and end of empires
His teaching fields are the British Empire/Commonwealth and the history, literature, and politics of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain.
Geographic Area(s) of Study: Middle East, Europe: Modern, South Asia
Thematic Field(s): Empire and Globalization
Professor Louis has recently published Ends of British Imperialism: the Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization (2006). He has written or edited more than thirty books including Imperialism at Bay (1977) and The British Empire in the Middle East (1984). His edited publications include The End of the Palestine Mandate (1986), The Transfers of Power in Africa(1988), Suez 1956 (1989), The Iraqi Revolution (1991), and Churchill (1993).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford History of the British Empire and former President of the American Historical Association. He is the present Chairman of the Historical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of State, and Director of the American Historical Association's National History Center.