William Womack Visiting Assistant Professor
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(205) 934-8698
Heritage Hall 360L

Research and Teaching Interests: Global and imperial histories in their connection to minority identities in colonial-era Burma (Myanmar)

Office Hours: No summer office hours

Education:

  • B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Will Womack studies global and imperial histories in their connection to minority identities in colonial-era Burma (Myanmar). He is interested in histories of cultural transmission involving literacy, text production, education, ethnicity, migration, nationalism, British empire, Buddhism, Christian missions, social networks, and mental geography, particularly during the long nineteenth century. He has dabbled in translation, in digital and public history, and in history education as a seminar leader in the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. He has taught widely in World and Asian History including China, India, and Southeast Asia, and occasionally US and Western Civilization.