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Phillip Naylor (BA, University of Illinois-Chicago, MA and PhD Marquette University). Professor Naylor’s primary teaching responsibilities cover the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He also teaches modern Europe, the Byzantine Empire, Western Civilization I and II, and the History of Rock and Roll. His principal publications are:

France and Algeria: A History of Decolonization and Transformation (University Press of Florida, 2000; currently being revised and updated).

The Historical Dictionary of Algeria, 4th ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

North Africa: A History from Antiquity to the Present, rev. edition (University of Texas Press, 2015).

World History: Patterns of Interaction (McDougal Littell [now Holt McDougal], 1999- ) (co-senior consultant/author).

Professor Naylor is Publications Officer of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and Co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of North African Studies.

Other research and writing projects include a study of Malek Bennabi (a renowned Algerian intellectual) and a survey of the Byzantine Empire. (He holds “reader” status, which allows access to the world-renowned library at the Byzantine Center at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.—a favorite research destination.) Professor Naylor’s courses emphasize encounters and interactions (“transcultural” transmissions/transactions) within and between civilizations. He is particularly interested in historical epistemology, i.e., historicism, how do we know what we know about the past?

Professor Naylor is a recipient of the Reverend John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

Courses taught:

HIST 1001 and 1002 (Western Civilization)

HIST 3165 (Rock and Roll)

HIST 3205 (Byzantine Empire)

HIST 3455 (Middle East)

HIST 4450/5450 (North Africa)

HIST 4955 (Undergraduate Seminar)

HIST 4955/6995 (Independent Study)

HIST 6525 (Studies in European History)

HIST 6960 (Seminar in Global History)

Phillip Naylor's CV



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