World History: British Empire; modern Mediterranean
Gail Dallas Hook is an Assistant Professor of History with GMU Korea. She teaches courses in world history and the Silk Roads and is interested in the historical and modern connections between Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia. She has published articles and book reviews and presented papers on British colonization, immigration, environmental history, art and architecture in the Mediterranean region.
A particular focus is the modern history of Cyprus. Dr. Hook's book, Protectorate Cyprus: British Imperial Power before World War I, was published in 2015 and she continues to travel in Cyprus doing research for additional publications.
Dr. Hook is concerned with issues of student engagement and recently organized and chaired a GMUK panel for the Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference at the Stearns Center at GMU Fairfax. She also serves on the Committee for Student Engagement and is the faculty sponsor for the new student History Club at GMUK.
Dr. Hook currently teaches at GMU’s Incheon, Korea campus, as well as continuing online courses for the Fairfax campus.
"The Silk Road" in Lester Kurtz, ed., Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, 3rd edition (forthcoming April 2020)
“The restitution of religious art: When they go, what is left?” in Faith and Form Journal, Spring 2017
Protectorate Cyprus: British Imperial Power before World War I (I.B. Tauris, 2015)
“Mr. Fenech’s Colony: Maltese Immigration in British Cyprus, 1878 to 1950,” in Journal of Cyprus Studies 13 (2007), Eastern Mediterranean University Press, pp. 27-51
GMUK, Incheon, South Korea
Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin (2009)
M.ArcH, University of Virginia (2001)
M.Arc, University of Houston (1987)
"Making Mediterranean Studies Global." Position paper for a panel titled "Is there a future for Mediterranean Studies?" at Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle, Washington (January 9-10, 2020)
Chair and organizer: Panel titled "GMU Korea: Challenges and Innovations" for Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference, Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, GMU Fairfax (September 27, 2019)