James Mokhiber, Ph.D.

James Mokhiber, Ph.D.

Director of B.A. in International Studies Program
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator


Office: International Center, Room 117
Phone: 504-280-7079
Email: jmokhibe@uno.edu


Educational Background: 
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2002

Research Interests: 
African, French, Colonial, World, Cultural

Mokhiber teaches, researches and writes about the cultural history and legacy of colonialism in Africa and in Europe. A former Fulbright fellow to North Africa, Mokhiber's recent publications and ongoing research projects examine French arts policies during the colonial period. Other published work reflects his long experience teaching world history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A current project, involving both graduate and undergraduate student researchers, critically examines the transnational explorer Henry Morton Stanley's transformative experience of New Orleans, the Mississippi and the wider United States, prior to his famed travels in Africa. Drawing on his experience working on documentary films for broadcast on public television, Mokhiber is currently producing a historical documentary and undertaking other public history projects.

Mokhiber serves as the department's Graduate Coordinator, and oversees the admissions and advising processes for current and prospective students.

Courses Taught

  • Modern Africa: 1830-Present – HIST 2702
  • African History and Film – HIST 4991
  • Modern France – HIST 4368
  • Historical Thought and Writing – HIST 6001
  • Seminar in World History – HIST 6201