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Michelle Tusan


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Michelle Tusan is a professor of history. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. Before coming to UNLV in 2001, she was a Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford. A British historian by training, her teaching and scholarship broadly engage the relationship between geopolitics, culture, and human rights. Her latest book, The Last Treaty: The Middle Eastern Front and the End of the First World War, was published by Cambridge in 2023 and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the author of The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill (2017/2019); Smyrna’s Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide and the Birth of the Middle East (2012); Women Making News: Gender and Journalism in Modern Britain (2005) and articles in the American Historical Review, The Journal of Modern History and Past and Present. She also has published a co-authored textbook, Britain Since 1688: A Nation in the World. She is the Vice President/President Elect of the North American Conference on British Studies.

Expert Areas

  • Modern British History
  • British Empire
  • History of Women