Gail Dallas Hook

Gail Dallas Hook

Gail Dallas Hook


World History: World History; British Empire; modern Mediterranean

Gail Hook is an adjunct assistant professor with GMU and term Assistant Professor with 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, art and architecture.

Dr. Hook holds the lifetime honor of Churchill Scholar with the University of Texas at Austin British Studies program.

In addition to British imperialism, Dr. Hook teaches courses in world history and the Silk Road and is interested in the historical connections between the Mediterranean and Asia. She is a Research Affiliate with the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill and an Associate with the University of California-Santa Cruz Mediterranean Seminar.

Dr. Hook currently teaches at GMU’s Incheon, Korea campus, as well as continuing online courses for the Fairfax campus. Additionally, 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.

Selected Publications

“Hubris and Allegory in the Mediterranean: Co-opting the Roman Triumphal Arch in Malta” (article in progress, with recent research in Valletta, Malta)

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

“The restitution of religious art: When they go, what is left?” in Faith and Form Journal, Spring 2017

“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

Courses Taught

GMUK, Incheon, South Korea (Aug. 2018-continuing)

HIST 100 Western Civilizations

HIST 125 World Civilizations

HIST 202 Sophomore Seminar: The Silk Road, Then and Now

HIST 387 Cold War and the Modern Spy


GMU Fairfax

HIST 100 Western Civilizations

HIST 122 U.S. History II

HIST 125 World Civilizations

NCLC 102 Global Networks and Communities

HIST 347 History of the Mafia in Italy and the United States

HIST 387 Topics in Global History: British Empire

HIST 388 Mediterranean World, 1821 to the present (also taught as a graduate seminar)


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

M.ArcH, University of Virginia (2001)