Dr. William Brown

Contact Information

History Department
Room 250 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
513 529 9740
Office hours:  T 2:00-4:00, and by appointment
William Brown

Visiting Assistant Professor of History


PhD 2016, Johns Hopkins University

MA, Johns Hopkins University

BA, Reed College

Courses Recently Taught:

HST 245 Making of Modern Europe, 1450-1750

Selected Publications:

Translator, "Kinship and Transmission within the French Nobility, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: The Case of the Vassé," by Elie Haddad, French Historical Studies Special Forum: Self, Family, Religion, and Society-New Directions in L'histoire moderne in France, vol. 38, no. 4, October 2015.

Articles on "Omar Abdel-Rahman," "Mahmouud Abdul-Rauf," "Muhammad Ali," "Ismail al-Faruqi," "Fiqh Council of North America," "National Basketball Association," "Hakeem Olajuwon," in Edward Curtis IV, ed., Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, Facts on File, 2010.

Work in Progress

Dr. Brown is revising his dissertation, "Learning to Colonize: State Knowledge, Expertise, and the  Making of the First French Empire, 1661-1715," for publication.