Ph.D., Washington State University, 2008
Office: Howard Hall 333
Dr. Maryanne Rhett has been Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and World History at Monmouth University since Fall 2008. Her current work examines various aspects of World and Middle Eastern history at the beginning of the twentieth century, including work specifically related to the history of the Balfour Declaration. Additionally, she has recent publications which reflect both her academic and pedagogical interests including: the chapter "Race and Imperial Ambition: The Case of Japan and India after World War One," in Empires in the First World War (at press, to be released in late fall 2013); the chapter "Orientalism and Graphic Novels: A Modern Reexaminaiton of Popular Culture," in Graphic History: Essays on Graphic Novels and/as History; and the chapter "Leagues, Evil Doers, and Tales of Survival: Graphic Novels and the World History Classroom," in Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art. Dr. Rhett teaches Islamic history, Modern Middle Eastern history, the history of Militant Nationalism for the history department (among other classes), as well as the Perspectives class "A Graphic World: World History and Sequential Art" and the two First Year Seminar classes "The Rise of Starbucks" and "The Beautiful Game: How Soccer Changed the World." Dr. Rhett sits on the World History Association's Executive Board, is the WHA delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies, and has organized conference programs for the Mid-Atlantic World History Association, the World History Association, and the Monmouth University Biannual Conference on Race.