Biography of Benjamin Tyner

Full Title: Assistant Professor of History
Building: Dick Building
Room Number: 408-B
Email: betyner [at] ucollege [dot] edu
Work Phone: 2324
Departments: Division of Humanities - 402.486.2523
Job Description:

Glyphie (right) assists me in the following survey classes:

  • West and the World, part 1 (to 1500)
  • West and the World, part 2 (1500 to present)
  • Arts and Ideas
  • Intro to Philosophy

As well as upper division history courses including:

  • Early Antiquity
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Medieval Civilization
  • Renaissance and Reformation 
  • Modern Europe
  • Historical Issues in Leadership
Academic Background

My research interests tend to be broad as a reflection of my teaching duties. However, my dissertation is focused on French Imperialism and Religion during the Second Empire (1851-1870) in the Middle East and Asia. I am ABD at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where I received my en-route Masters Degree in European history. My major field of focus is nineteenth-century France (and modern Europe generally) and my minor field is late medieval Europe. I passed my oral exams in both of these general fields with distinction in December 2008. In December 2009 my dissertation proposal was approved by my committee without revision and I am currently in the process of writing it, provisionally titled: "A Distant Conquest of Souls: The Use of Martyrs in Second Empire France, 1852-1871." 

Professional Background:

Recent Teaching Experience

Picture taken at Holmes Lake - Me and Gabe by Jenny Tyner

Jan. 2010 – June 2010
Asheville, NC
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Adjunct Professor
July 2008 - Dec. 2009
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn College
Adjunct Professor
Aug. 2009 - Dec. 2009
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn College Academy
Adjunct Professor
June 2008 – Fall 2008
New York, NY
Baruch College
Adjunct Professor
March 2008
New York, NY
Hunter College
Guest Lecturer
Aug. 2007 – May 2008
Bronx, NY
Lehman College
Adjunct Professor
Personal Information:

Jenny and I have been happily married since June 2003, and have two awesome kids:

Gabe (age 7), and Lyra (age 1). 

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