Dr. Kristi Barnwell
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. Modern Middle East History
University of Texas(2011)
Phone: (217) 206-7420
Office: UHB 3073
Teaching Concentration: Modern Middle East (20th century); the Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf; Arab nationalism and identity, and gender.
Kristi Barnwell’s research focuses on political history in the twentieth-century Arab world, with particular focus on British decolonization and local identity in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Recent Publications and Presentations:
“The Formation of the UAE: State-Building and Arab Nationalism in the Middle East.” Book-length manuscript under contract with IB Tauris.
Book reviews in The International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Britain and the World, The Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, and The Middle East Journal.
“Overthrowing the Shaykhs: The Trucial States at the Intersection of Anti-Imperialism, Arab Nationalism, and Politics, 1952-1966,” Journal of Arab Studies, forthcoming, Fall 2016.
“‘Caught between his friends and his enemies'”: The Evolution of American-Jordanian Collaboration in the 1960s,” in Diplomacy and Statecraft 22 (2011):281-99.
“Preemptive Development, Arab Nationalism, and the Preservation of British Influence in the Trucial States, 1953-19 58,” (article-length manuscript in progress).
“Decolonization and State Formation in the Trucial States, 1952-1971,” (book-length manuscript in progress).