Dr. Gary Marquardt

Gary Marquardt

Associate Professor of History
Westminster College

Areas of Expertise

African, Imperial, Transnational, and Comparative Global Histories

About Dr. Gary Marquardt

Dr. Gary Marquardt earned his B.A. in history and Africana studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his M.A. in social history from the University at Albany-SUNY and a Ph.D. in African history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and teaching often focus on the confluence of environment and society in Africa. He has published articles on the nineteenth century rinderpest epizootic in South Africa and Namibia and socio-environmental origins of genocide in Rwanda and Namibia. His current manuscript project explores environment, demographic change and identity during South Africa’s occupation of Namibia (circa 1930-1970). Dr. Marquardt teaches global and transnational history courses in the W-Core curriculum, humanities in the Honors Program and is teaching member in the Clemente Course in the Humanities Program at East High School. As a Diversity Training Facilitator, he develops and facilitates small group discussions with faculty and staff to explore the histories and present day realities of white privilege. Beyond Westminster, he enjoys listening to Jazz, roasting coffee, playing tennis and traveling.