Director of International Studies



Andrea Duffy has been teaching at Colorado State University since Fall 2010, and she has served as Director of International Studies since Fall 2013. She holds a B.A. in Modern European History from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University with specializations in European, Middle Eastern, Ottoman, and environmental histories. As International Studies Program Director, she oversees the International Studies Major and Global Studies Minor and is involved in numerous committees and partnerships across Colorado State University. In addition, she teaches International Studies core curriculum courses as well as courses in European, Islamic, and environmental history, and Honors. Her research investigates linkages between societies and the environment in European imperial contexts. She is particularly interested in the experience of travelers and nomads, and in the environmental dimensions of colonization. Her first book, <em>Nomad's Land: Pastoralism and French Environmental Policy in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean World</em>, published in 2019, examines the impact of French environmental policy on subaltern populations in the Mediterranean region during the colonial era. She is currently composing a global history of nature and empire, under contract with Routledge Press. In Spring 2019, she served as Director of Global Studies on Semester at Sea, in which capacity she coordinated and taught the core course IE 300: Global Studies, attended by all students and faculty. Through this experience, she contributed to a vibrant global learning community and toured 12 countries around the world. Dr. Duffy shares her students' thirst for knowledge, curiosity about the wider world, and passion for international experiences and intercultural interaction. She has studied nearly a dozen languages, including French, German, Arabic, and Turkish. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and ultra-running. A Nebraska native, she has lived in France and Turkey and has visited over 30 countries across five continents. As Director of International Studies, she continues to learn and to travel whenever she can.




Andrea Duffy, <em>Nomads’ Land: Pastoralism and French Environmental Policy in the Nineteenth-century Mediterranean World</em> (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2019)

_____, <em>The Nature of Empire: The Environmental Dimensions of Imperialism, 1800-Present</em> (Under contract with Routledge Press)

Andrea Duffy, Kenneth Cushner, and Laurie McConnico, eds., <em>Crosscurrents: A Global Studies Reader</em> (Kendall Hunt, 2019)


Andrea Duffy, “Crafting the Anthropocene: Environmental Anxieties and Climate Realities in Nineteenth-Century France,” <em>Environment and History</em> (2020), DOI: 10.3197/096734020X15900760737130.

_____, “Some Like It Hot: Mediterranean Societies at the End of the Little Ice Age,” <em>Agricultural History</em> 94.2 (2020), DOI: 10.3098/ah.2020.094.2.176.

_____, “Chapter 11: Forests Worldwide,” in <em>Environmental Issues Today: Choices and Challenges</em>, edited by Susan Opp and Robert Duffy, vol. 2, pp. 187-203 (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2020), url: <a href=""></a>

_____, “Civilizing through Cork: Conservationism and <em>la Mission Civilisatrice</em> in French Colonial Algeria,” <em>Environmental History</em> 23.2 (2018)

_____, “Fighting Fire with Fire: Mobile Pastoralists and French Discourse on Wildfires in Nineteenth-Century Algeria,” <em>Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities </em>3 (2016)

_____, “REVIEW: <em>Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History</em> by Alan Mikhail,” <em>The English Historical Review </em>(April 1, 2019)

_____, “REVIEW: <em>Plantations and Protected Areas: A Global History of Forest Management</em> by Brett Bennett,” <em>Environmental History </em>22.3 (July 2017)

As Andrea Williams, “Syria’s Forgotten Pluralism and Why It Matters Today,” <em>The Conversation </em>(April 25, 2017)

_____, “REVIEW: <em>The Ecology of Pastoralism</em> by P. Nick Kardulias,” <em>Agricultural History </em>90.1 (2016)

_____, “REVIEW: <em>Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt</em> by Alan Mikhail,” <em>Arab World Geographer </em>14.4 (2011)


  • INST 200: Approaches to Globalization

  • INST 492: Capstone Seminar

  • HIST 116: The Islamic World since 1500

  • HON 292C: Ways of Knowing Nature across Cultures

  • HIST 539: World Environmental History