Richard S. Fogarty

Associate Professor
Department of History

Associate Dean for General Education
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Richard FogartySocial Science 060C
(518) 442-5344

Ph.D.   University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A.   University of Georgia
B.A.   State University of New York at Geneseo


Research areas: Europe; France; imperialism; war; race and racism; national identity; World War I

Professor Fogarty specializes in the history of the French colonial empire, the First World War, and race and racism. His book, Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2008), winner of Phi Alpha Theta’s Best First Book Prize, examines racial attitudes and colonial and military policies during the First World War. He has published a number of articles, and recently co-edited with Andrew Jarboe Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict (I.B. Tauris, 2014). He is working on a study of North African prisoners of war during the Great War, with special attention to the place of Islam and Muslims in France, Germany, and beyond, as well as in the wider military and ideological struggle in Europe and the Middle East. His teaching interests and graduate courses include modern French and European history; war, society, and culture; colonialism and imperialism; Islam and Muslims in Europe; and the histories of race and racism. He is also a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.