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Dr. Matthew Unangst


  • 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)
  • Berlin (HIST 350)
  • Genocide in the Twentieth Century (HIST 350)

Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Book manuscript under review: Colonial Geography: German Colonialism, Race, and Space in East Africa, 1884-1905
  • "Trans-Imperial Anti-Slavery and Anti-Islam in the 1880s: The Bushiri War Blockage, "Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, October 2020
  • Mapping Empire," in Staging Authority, ed. Eva Giloi, Martin Kohlrausch, Heikki Lempa, Heidi Mehrens, and Philipp Nielsen (Berlin: De Gruyter)
  • "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, 2020).
  • "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
  • International Fellowship, State Museums of Berlin, 2019-2020
  • Research, Create Activities, and Scholarship Grant, Jacksonville University, 2019-2020
  • Summer of Scholarship Grant, Jacksonville University, 2018-2019
  • Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, American Historical Association, 2017
  • Research Grant, Central European History Society, 2017
  • University Standards and Engaged Learning Committees