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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

William Roger Louis

Professor D.Phil., 1962, and D.Litt., 1979, Oxford University

William Roger Louis

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Biography

Courses taught:
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 

Recent Publications: 
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.

Interests

History of the British Empire and Commonwealth, the Middle East, India, and end of empires
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