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Department of History & American Studies

Debra Ann Mulligan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

B.A. Rhode Island College
M.A., Ph.D. Providence College

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Debra Ann Mulligan

Debra Ann
Mulligan
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

B.A. Rhode Island College
M.A., Ph.D. Providence College

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Jeffrey L. Meriwether, Ph.D.
Professor of History

B.A., M.A. Western Washington University
Ph.D. University of Exeter-Exeter, United Kingdom

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GHH 220
Areas of Expertise: 
Military History, Military Masculinities, Imperialism, Modern Africa, Modern Europe

Jeffrey L. Meriwether

Jeffrey L.
Meriwether
Ph.D.
Professor of History

B.A., M.A. Western Washington University
Ph.D. University of Exeter-Exeter, United Kingdom

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GHH 220
Areas of Expertise: 
Military History, Military Masculinities, Imperialism, Modern Africa, Modern Europe
Sargon Donabed, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Ph.D. University of Toronto
B.A. Stonehill College

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GHH 216
Areas of Expertise: 
Assyrian Studies; Iraq; Indigenous Studies; Minorities in the Middle East; Eastern Christianity; Mythology; Comparative Religion; Immigration History; Animal Studies

Sargon Donabed

Sargon
Donabed
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Ph.D. University of Toronto
B.A. Stonehill College

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GHH 216
Areas of Expertise: 
Assyrian Studies; Iraq; Indigenous Studies; Minorities in the Middle East; Eastern Christianity; Mythology; Comparative Religion; Immigration History; Animal Studies

Sargon George Donabed is Associate Professor of History at Roger Williams University where he teaches history and culture of Middle Eastern communities as well as comparative religious studies, folklore, and myth. Dr. Donabed completed his PhD at the department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto in 2010. He serves on the advisory board of the journal Chronos, published by the University of Balamand in Lebanon and the Modern Assyrian Research Archive (MARA), and is also the editor for Alternative Histories: Narratives from the Middle East and Mediterranean. He is the co-organizer of the biannual Roger Williams University Conference on Religion and the State. He is a 2010 The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) fellow based on the project Documenting the Oral Folk Epic of Qatine Gabbara: Translation, Historical and Cultural Analysis, and Transmission.

Laura D'Amore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of American Studies

Ph.D. Boston University

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Areas of Expertise: 
American culture, gender and sexuality, race, feminism, popular culture

Laura D'Amore

Laura
D'Amore
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of American Studies

Ph.D. Boston University

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GHH 212
Areas of Expertise: 
American culture, gender and sexuality, race, feminism, popular culture

Laura Mattoon D’Amore is an Assistant Professor of American Studies, and has taught at RWU since 2009.  She received her Ph.D. in American and New England Studies from Boston University, with a dissertation titled “American Supermom: Feminism, Motherhood, and the Superheroine Since 1962.” Dr. D’Amore’s expertise is in the representation of gender and sexuality in American culture and feminism.  She is highly involved in her field, serving as Area Chair at the Film and History national conference for several years; presenting scholarly papers regularly at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association and National Women’s Studies Association conferences; and serving as chair of the conference committee for “The Equal Rights Amendment in the 21st Century,” held at RWU in November 2013.