History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Gail Hook

Gail Hook

Gail Hook


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 now resides in St. Louis, Missouri, where she teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.


Selected Publications

Protectorate Cyprus: British Imperial Power before World War I (U.K.: I.B. Tauris, 2015) . http://www.amazon.com/Protectorate-Cyprus-Imperial-International-Colonial/dp/1780761147


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