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 #313
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00 - 2:00pm. Please sign up here for an appointment.

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 2022:
HIST 211 Pandora's Box: 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United States 
04:05pm-05:30pm Monday & Wednesday
HIST 385 Identity Formation in the Middle East: Sectarianism, Identity and Civil War in Lebanon 1975-1990 
05:40pm-07:05pm 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).