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Laura Tabili Ph.D.

About Laura Tabili Ph.D.

(Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1988)

Since coming to the University of Arizona in 1988, I have been responsible for
guiding undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study Modern European
history.  I teach an array of courses that take Europe as a whole, rather than
one country, as the unit of analysis.  They include War, Peace and Social
Change in Europe, 1870-1945 (314a), Europe Since 1945 (314b), Women in European
History (455), and The Rise & Fall of European Empires (416).  In these we seek
to discover what is commonly and uniquely European while acknowledging
Europe?s internal diversity and its many links to the world beyond.  In
addition, I teach the cross-disciplinary and comparative courses Work, Culture
& Power (427), and Women & Work (453).  I have taught graduate courses on the
history of European imperialism, on women in Europe, on ?outsiders? in
European history, the core course on Women?s and Gender history, on
postcolonial approaches to imperial history, and on class, racial and gender
formation in European history.  All of these emphasize the fluidity of
national, racial and gender categories and identities, the mobility of
populations, and how changing class, gender and racial relationships reflected
and also affected the nature of European societies.  I have also taught the
graduate research seminar many times.

My research has been devoted to explaining the specific forms of gender, race
and class formation and labor migration stemming from processes of European
global expansion.  My books include ?We Ask for British Justice:? Work and
Racial Difference in Late Imperial Britain (Cornell, 1994) and Global Migrants,
Local Culture:  Natives and Newcomers in Provincial England, 1841-1939 (Palgrave
 Macmillan, 2011), as well as articles on migration, interracial and endogamous
marriage, and the racialization of masculinity.

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Contact Information

Laura Tabili Ph.D.
Professor, History
Telephone: 520-626-8420
Office: Social Sciences (#27)