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Whitney Howarth

Plymouth State University
Associate Professor of World History
Plymouth State University, New Hampshire USA
Professor of World History in the Department of History and Social Studies Education. I have been working with social studies education majors (pre-service teachers) and 5-12 world history teachers in the New England area for over 25 years.  My Phd is in World History from Northeastern University and I worked for nearly a decade at the World History Center (Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA) with Dr. Patrick Manning, developing multi-media materials, providing professional development for educators, and designing interactive global curriculum.  

At present, I teach at a small state college and I teach a wide variety of courses from "Introduction to Modern World History, 1500-present" to "Sex, Slavery, and Empire" -- from "the World History of Islamic Empires" to "Roots of Current Global Conflict" (focusing on Middle Eastern history). I also teach the British Empire and courses on India. My favorite classes are those where I get to use Bollywood films and do food history.  My specialty is modern India and I focus on themes like Colonialism, Race, Gender, Religious Identity and Cross-cultural contact.  I've written for the Bill Gates OER (Open Educational Resource) Project on World History and for AP World History/History Channel publications. I'm interested in furthering my work in the areas of Open Pedagogy and Peace Education.