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Jonas Kauffeldt, Ph.D.

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Title: Associate Professor, History
Phone: 678-717-3488

Office: Strickland Academic, 121, Gainesville
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Areas of Expertise: History of the Middle East


Dr. Kauffeldt joined the history faculty at Gainesville State College (now UNG) in 2009.  His area of concentration is the Modern Middle East, focusing specifically on Orientalism, Western imperialism/influence in the region, and Armenian history.  The courses he teaches are mainly history classes, including HIST 1111, HIST 1112, HIST 2112, and HIST 2119, but he has also taught a few special topics classes on global issues as well.  In the few years before arriving in Georgia, he also held several one-year positions as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Central Florida, the University of North Florida, and Furman University.  Dr. Kauffeldt is a citizen of Denmark but has lived in the United States since the late 1980s. 


  • B.A., International Studies, University of South Florida, 1992
  • B.A., History, University of South Florida, 1992
  • M.A., International Affairs, Florida State University, 1995
  • Ph.D., History, Florida State University, 2006

Research/Special Interests

Orientalism, Ottoman Armenia and general Armenian history, Italian North Africa, and the Second World War in the Middle East

Personal Information

  • Co-faculty advisor to the Students for a Progressive Society Club
  • Georgia Association of Historians
  • Middle East Studies Association

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