Gail Hook

Gail Hook

Gail Hook

Adjunct Assistant Professor

European History: British Empire, modern Mediterranean, architecture

Dr. Hook received the Ph.D. in History from University of Texas at Austin in 2009. She studied under Professor William Roger Louis, with a focus on the British Empire in the Middle East, India, and Africa, and did several summer studies in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dr. Hook’s recent emphasis is on the eastern Mediterranean since 1800. Her book, Protectorate Cyprus: British Imperial Power before World War I, was published in April 2015 and she is preparing a Short History of Sicily. She has published articles and book reviews and presented papers on British colonization, immigration, environmental history, and Islamic art and architecture.

Dr. Hook is from the Midwest but most recently lived in Washington, D.C. At GMU, she taught World History, Western Civilizations, and British Empire, as well as Modern History of the Mediterranean as an undergraduate course and a graduate seminar. She currently teaches HIST125 World History and HIST 387 History of the Mafia as online courses. Dr. Hook currently serves as Visiting Lecturer at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she teaches courses in 19th century British history and British Empire.


Selected Publications

Protectorate Cyprus: British Imperial Power before World War I (U.K.: I.B. Tauris, 2015) .


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2009)