Benjamin C Brower


Benjamin C Brower
Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 475 6813
Email: benbrower@utexas.edu

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Benjamin Cllaude Brower is a historian of modern France and its colonies with a focus on Algeria. His research examines the colonial situation, and its impact on the societies of the colonized and colonizers, with broader research interests in European imperialism, questions of secularism and Islam, and understanding violence in history.

Brewer's first book, "A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of French Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902 (2009)" depicts colonial violence in nineteenth-century Algeria. He is currently working on his second book, "The Colonial Hajj, 1798-1962," which explores the history of pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Places made by Mulisms subject to French colonial rule. Read about his most recent book project on Life & Letters: http://bit.ly/2vbZJ1q

Media Rep Contact

Rachel Griess (primary)
512-471-2689
email

David Ochsner (primary)
512-475-9712
email