Modern Global History / Science, Technology, and Nationalism

A large cluster of scholars examine global society and politics since the turn into the twentieth century, with particular emphasis on issues of nationalism and global governance since 1914.

The group is centered on the study of Europe, but with important links to Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Its members pay particular attention to the interplay of science and technology with evolving political ideals and practical governmental arrangements. Researchers consider the rise and decline of Communism, the legacies of imperialism and decolonization, and the formation and function of the EU.

For more information, visit the Modern Global History / Science, Technology and Nationalism faculty page.


  • Laura Bier, Associate Professor of History
    Middle East; Gender and Modernization
  • John Krige, Kranzberg Professor of the History of Technology
    Transnational History of Science and Technology
  • Hanchao Lu, Professor of History
    Modern China; Culture, Society, and Politics
  • Kristie Macrakis, Professor of History
    Espionage and Security; Modern Germany
  • Jonathan Schneer, Professor of History
    Modern Britain; Politics and Diplomacy
  • Jennifer Singh, Associate Professor of Sociology
    Science, Technology, and Society; Autism
  • John Tone, Professor of History
    Modern Spain and Cuba; Warfare and Disease
  • Germán Vergara, Assistant Professor of History
    Latin America; Mexico; Industrialization
  • Bill Winders, Associate Professor of Sociology
    Global Agriculture and Development