Dr. Phillip C. Naylor

Phillip C. Naylor
Dr. Phillip C. NaylorMarquette University

Sensenbrenner Hall, 303D

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3561
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Emeritus


Phillip Naylor (BA, University of Illinois-Chicago, MA and PhD Marquette University). Professor Naylor’s primary teaching responsibilities cover the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He also teaches modern Europe, the Byzantine Empire, Western Civilization I and II, and the History of Rock and Roll.

Professor Naylor is Co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of North African Studies.


Ph.D., Marquette 1980

Courses Taught

HIST 1001 and 1002 (Western Civilization)

HIST 3165 (Rock and Roll)

HIST 3205 (Byzantine Empire)

HIST 3455 (Middle East)

HIST 4450/5450 (North Africa)

HIST 4955 (Undergraduate Seminar)

HIST 4955/6995 (Independent Study)

HIST 6525 (Studies in European History)

HIST 6960 (Seminar in Global History)

Research Interests

Other research and writing projects include a study of Malek Bennabi (a renowned Algerian intellectual) and a survey of the Byzantine Empire. (He holds “reader” status, which allows access to the world-renowned library at the Byzantine Center at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.—a favorite research destination.) Professor Naylor’s courses emphasize encounters and interactions (“transcultural” transmissions/transactions) within and between civilizations. He is particularly interested in historical epistemology, i.e., historicism, how do we know what we know about the past? 


North Africa, Middle East


France and Algeria: A History of Decolonization and Transformation (University Press of Florida, 2000; currently being revised and updated).

The Historical Dictionary of Algeria, 4th ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

North Africa: A History from Antiquity to the Present, rev. edition (University of Texas Press, 2015).

World History: Patterns of Interaction (McDougal Littell [now Holt McDougal], 1999- ) (co-senior consultant/author).

Honors and Awards

Professor Naylor is a recipient of the Reverend John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Department of History
Sensenbrenner Hall, 202A
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Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7217

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