Associate Professor, History
B.A., Temple University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Department Chair, History & Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies
Appointed In
Swan Hall #303
Fridays 11:00am - 2:00pm. Find Zoom link here

Michael Gasper teaches courses on the History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, the History of the Ottoman Empire and the History of Islam and the Muslim World.

Michael Gasper Teaching Schedule Fall 2023:
HIST 212  Diversity Before Multiculturalism: The Ottoman World, 1300-1699 
9:35am-10:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday
HIST 490 Senior Seminar 
04:05pm-05:30pm Monday & Wednesday

MICHAEL E. GASPER  is Associate Professor of History at Occidental College in Los Angeles California. He has been named a Carnegie Scholar and a Mellon Scholar and is the author/editor of two books: The Power of Representation: Publics, Peasants and Islam in Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2009) and Is there a Middle East: The Evolution of a Geo-Political Concept (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011). He is currently finishing a manuscript entitled Identitarianism, State, and Sovereignty: Living Through the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990).