Jason Rozumalski

Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: 
Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Spring 2018)
3210 Dwinelle

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

MPhil. University of Cambridge

BA University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Interests: 

I am a historian of European history (including Britain). My research has focused on the social, economic, and cultural history of state formation in sixteenth-century England. Drawing from the evidence of estate management, early mapmaking, popular litigation, patterns in domestic migration, and literature, I have argued that modern state formation was primarily an economic and social phenomenon to which the tools of politics and governance grudgingly adapted.  My future research is directed toward the interrelations and interpretive legacies of economic and political revolution in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England and France.

I teach European history broadly conceived from 1500 to the present. In more specialized courses, I teach advanced lectures in early modern and modern European political history, European economic history, and early modern British history as well as advanced seminars in legal history and modern Britain. Outside of the history department, I teach my own courses about science and capitalism in European visual arts for the History of Art Department and economic theory courses for the Political Economy program in International Area Studies.

Regarding advising students who are writing senior theses: I am very happy to advise students working on any project in European and British history from 1500 to the present including imperial history. I especially welcome interdisciplinary and methodologically creative projects (i.e. in law, visual arts, science, or the "digital humanities").


Semester Course Title Syllabus
Spring 2018 151A Early Modern Britain, 1485-1750
Fall 2017 162A Europe and the World: Wars, Empires, Nations 1648-1914