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Dr. Matthew Unangst

Dr. Matthew Unangst

Assistant Professor of History

Social Sciences

Email address  munangs@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7162
Office location  Gooding-215


  • Ph.D., History, Temple University (2015)
  • B.A., European History, University of California-Santa Cruz (2007)

Fields of Study

  • Modern Germany
  • Modern Africa
  • Empire
  • Spatial History

Courses Taught

  • The Modern World (HIST 150)
  • 20th-Century Europe (HIST 329)
  • Modern Africa (HIST 350)

Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Book manuscript in progress: Geographies of Empire: German Colonialism, Race, and Space in East Africa, 1884-1905.
  • "Re-Inventing the Heart of Darkness for the 21st Century: African Studies and the War on Terror since 9/11," in 9/11 and the Academy: Responses in the Liberal Arts and the 21st-Century World, ed. Mark Finney and Matt Shannon (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
  • "Emin Pasha and the German Imagination of the Heart of Darkness," in After the Imperialist Imagination: 25 Years of Research on Global Germany and Its Legacies, eds. Sara Pugach, David Pizzo, and Adam Blackler (New York: Peter Lang).
  • "Men of Science and of Action: The Celebrity of Explorers and German National Identity, 1870-1895" Central European History 50, no. 3(September 2017): 305-327
  • "Changes in German Travel Writing about East Africa, 1884-1891," Colloquia Germanica 46, no. 2 (2016): 266-283.
  •  Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, American Historical Association, 2017
  • Research Grant, Central European History Society, 2017
  •  Dr. Arthur N. Cook Award, Temple University, 2015-2016
  • Travel Grant, German Historical Institute, 2015