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Dr. Paul A. Rodell

Professor of History (1992).
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1968; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982, 1992.

Teaching and Research Interests: Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Religion, World History

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST/IS 3534 Modern Southeast Asia
  • HIST 3234 Islam in Southeast Asia
  • HIST 3150 History of Vietnam
  • HIST 4635 Senior Seminar: Memory as History — History as Memory
  • HIST 7632 Readings Seminar in Non-Western History


Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #3093, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: (912) 478-1430
Fax: (912) 478-0377

Selected Publications:

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

  • Treasurer, Association for Global South Studies, 2018-21
  • Chair, Philippine Studies Group, Association for Asian Studies, 2009-2011
  • Director, “Islam in Asia,” teaching workshop, Asian Studies Development Program of the East-West Center, Honolulu, given in Savannah, September 2007
  • Executive Director, Association of Third World Studies, 1996 – 2002
  • Cecil B. Currey Book Award for Culture and Customs of the Philippines, Association. of Third World Studies, 2002

Current Research:

  • “Playing with Fire: Wim Geertman in the Philippines” (article in progress)
  • “Contemporary Philippine Theater and the Memory of Martial Law” (article in progress)
  • “Charles Lindbergh an Early Environmentalist and the Philippines” (article in progress)

Last updated: 3/30/2022