Director of International Studies



I have been teaching at Colorado State University since Fall 2010, and I have served as Director of International Studies since Fall 2013. In addition to my administrative role, I teach INST core curriculum courses as well as courses in European, Islamic, and World History, and Honors. I am a scholar of modern global environmental history, and my research investigates the relationship between societies and the environment in European imperial contexts. My book, Nomad's Land: Pastoralism and French Environmental Policy in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean World, published in 2019, examines the impact of French environmental policy on subaltern populations in the Mediterranean region during the colonial era. In Spring 2019, I was extremely fortunate to serve as Director of Global Studies on Semester at Sea, which gave me the opportunity to contribute to a global learning community and experience 12 countries around the world, including several new destinations for me. I share my students' thirst for knowledge about the wider world and passion for international experiences and cross-cultural communication. I have studied nearly a dozen languages, including French, German, Arabic, and Turkish. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and running ultra-marathons. I have visited over 30 countries in five continents and have lived in France and Turkey. As Director of International Studies, I continue to learn and to travel to new as well as familiar places around the world whenever I can.




Andrea Duffy, Nomads’ Land: Pastoralism and French Environmental Policy in the Nineteenth-century Mediterranean World (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2019)

Andrea Duffy, Kenneth Cushner, and Laurie McConnico, eds., Crosscurrents: A Global Studies Reader, Kendall Hunt (forthcoming, spring 2019)


Andrea Duffy, “Civilizing through Cork: Conservationism and la Mission Civilisatrice in French Colonial Algeria,” Environmental History 23.2 (2018)

_____, “Fighting Fire with Fire: Mobile Pastoralists and French Discourse on Wildfires in Nineteenth-Century Algeria,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 3 (2016)

_____, “REVIEW: Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History by Alan Mikhail,” The English Historical Review (April 1, 2019)

_____, “REVIEW: Plantations and Protected Areas: A Global History of Forest Management by Brett Bennett,” Environmental History 22.3 (July 2017)

Andrea Williams, “Syria’s Forgotten Pluralism and Why It Matters Today,” The Conversation (April 25, 2017)

_____, “REVIEW: The Ecology of Pastoralism by P. Nick Kardulias,” Agricultural History 90.1 (2016)

_____, “REVIEW: Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt by Alan Mikhail,” Arab World Geographer 14.4 (2011)


  • INST 200: Approaches to Globalization

  • INST 492: Capstone Seminar

  • HIST 116: The Islamic World since 1500

  • HON 292C: Ways of Knowing Nature across Cultures

  • HIST 539: World Environmental History