Gail Hook

Gail Hook

Gail Hook

Assistant Professor

World History: British Empire; modern Mediterranean

Dr. Gail Hook is an adjunct assistant professor with GMU/GMUK. Her emphasis is on British imperialism in the Mediterranean since 1800. Dr. Hook's book, Protectorate Cyprus: British Imperial Power before World War I, was published in April 2015 and she recently traveled in Cyprus and Malta doing research in preparation for additional publications. 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 lived in Washington, D.C. for a number of years. 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 recently served as Visiting Lecturer at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she taught a seminar in 19th century British history. For the school year 2018-2019, Dr. Hook will be teaching at GMU's Korea campus, as well as continuing online courses for the Fairfax campus.

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)