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Diane Robinson-Dunn

Associate Professor of History

Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 316
Phone: 313-993-1107
Areas of Expertise:
History - Middle East
History of Europe


  • Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook


A member of the faculty since 2001, she teaches courses in the history of modern Britain, the British Empire, the Middle East, modern Europe, comparative civilizations, and women’s and gender studies.  She is especially interested in topics of cultural encounter and exchange within global, imperial networks involving Britain and the Islamic world in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  She received her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University and studied Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute, American University in Cairo.  She has written the book The Harem, Slavery, and British Imperial Culture: Anglo-Muslim Relations in the late 19th century published as part of Manchester University Press’s “Studies in Imperialism Series” and the Introduction to Lucie Duff Gordon’s Letters from Egypt republished as part of Gorgias Press’s “Cultures in Dialogue” series.  She is currently engaged in a study of Bahá’í, Jewish, and Muslim communities in early 20th-century Britain, which focuses on the relationships of each with their co-religionists in the Middle East and with British foreign policy in that region during and after WWI.  Robinson-Dunn is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, UK
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