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Michelle Tusan

Department(s): History
Office: WRI-A 318
Phone: 702-895-4570
Email: michelle.tusan@unlv.edu


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 most recent book is, The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill (2017). Other publications include, 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, Victorian Studies, the Journal of Women’s History and History Workshop Journal. She has also published a co-authored textbook, Britain Since 1688: A Nation in the World.

Expert Areas

  • Modern British History
  • British Empire
  • History of Women