Brian Glyn Williams, PhD

Professor of Islamic History
Department of History

Department Profile, The Last Warlord


University of Wisconsin, Madison WI.

  • PhD, May 1999. Middle Eastern and Islamic Central Asian History.

Indiana University, Bloomington IN.

  • Masters Degree, 1992. Russian and East European History.
  • Masters Degree, 1990. Department of Central Eurasian Studies. Ottoman Language and Turkic History.

Stetson University, Deland FL.

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1988. Department of History (Russian Studies and Art Minors).
Fields of Teaching and research
  • Conflict in Contemporary Islamic Eurasia (Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Macedonia).
  • Nationalism and Identity in the Caucasus/Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan).
  • Ottoman History (with emphasis on nationalism in the Balkans).
  • Transnational Jihadi Militant Movements and Al Qaeda Terrorism.
Professional Experience

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

  • History Dept. Professor of Islamic Civilization. Fall 2001-Present.

University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.

  • History Dept. Lecturer in Middle Eastern-Balkan History. 1999-2001.

University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • Lecturer of Islamic Central Asian and Medieval Middle Eastern History. 1996-1998.