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Julia Shatz

Assistant Professor

Shatz Profile

Office: Social Science 126


Office Phone: 559-278-8815


Ph.D - University of California, Berkeley (2018)
M.A. - University of California, Berkeley 
B.A. - Vassar College


Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Courses
Course Days/Times
HIST 100W - Historical Research and Writing MW 2:00-3:15 pm
HIST 100W - Historical Research and Writing TTH 2:00-3:15 pm
HIST 107 - Modern Middle East TTH 9:30-10:45 am
HIST 220T - Britain and the World W 6:00-8:50 pm

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Courses
Course Days/Times
HIST 13 - Empires of the Middle East MWF 10:00-10:50 am
HIST 198 - Crafting History TTH 11:00 am-12:15 pm
HIST 198 - Crafting History MW 2:00-3:15 pm

  • Modern Middle East
  • British Empire/History of Colonialism
  • Transnational History
  • History of Childhood/child welfare
  • Global Humanitarianism

Articles and Book Chapters:

“A Politics of Care: Local Nurses in Mandate Palestine,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 50 (2018): 1-21.

“Governing Jerusalem’s Children, Revealing Invisible Inhabitants: The American Colony Aid Association, 1920s-1950s,” in Ordinary Jerusalem 1840-1940, ed. Angelos Dalachanis and Vincent Lemire, Leiden: Brill, 2018.


  • Modern Middle East
  • Special Topics in Middle East History
  • World History to 1500
  • World History from 1500


  • Creating the Global South
  • Britain and the World

My current research project examines child welfare and humanitarian governance in interwar Palestine. A related research project will look at the role of American capital and corporate philanthropy in social welfare initiatives in Palestine and the Middle East in the 1920s-1940s.