World History: British Empire; modern Mediterranean; history of Cyprus
Gail Dallas Hook recently served as Term Assistant Professor of History with GMU Korea and continues as Adjunct for GMU Fairfax. 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, and art and architecture in the Mediterranean region.
A particular focus is the 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 the Mediterranean and the Balkans doing research for additional publications.
Dr. Hook holds advanced degrees in History and Architecture History, and the first-professional degree in Architecture.
"La Sagrada Familia: Will it ever be finished?" in Faith & Form Journal, June 2020, pp. 21-22
"The Silk Road" in Lester Kurtz, ed., Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, 3rd edition (forthcoming Spring 2021)
“The restitution of religious art: When they go, what is left?” in Faith and Form Journal, Spring 2017. An analysis of Byzantine frescoes stolen from Cyprus, sold to the De Menil Museum in Houston, Texas, and returned to Cyprus.
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
Fellow, Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
Churchill Scholar, University of Texas, 2006-(lifetime)
GMUK, Incheon, South Korea (Aug. 2018-Dec. 2020)
GMU Fairfax (2011-present)
Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin (2009)
Summer studies, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (2002, 2004)
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
Panel Chair, “Law in the British Empire,” British Scholar Conference, University of Exeter, England, June 2018
Panel Chair, “Modern Mediterranean World, 1821-present,” American Historical Association Conference, Washington D.C., January 2014
Panel Chair, “Britain in the Mediterranean,” British Scholar Conference, University of Texas in Austin, March 30, 2013