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Noah Glaser

Graduate Student



Building & Room:

UH 1014


601 S Morgan St

Office Hours - Fall Semester
Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm


I am interested in how empires come to be, how they function, and how they can end. My B.A. thesis at the University of Chicago focused on the political use of state-produced statistics in Nigeria, from the late colonial period to the early decades of independence. I admire scholars who can make economic history less dry and hope to be a part of this group myself one day. My current research asks why the French government spent so much money to install a Hapsburg prince as Emperor of Mexico and what this meant for some of the people involved.

Notable Honors

2019, UIC Provost’s Award for Graduate Research,, UIC History Department Brownbag


B.A. from University of Chicago, 2012
Expected completion of Ph.D., 2020

Courses Taught:

I have been a teaching assistant for Western Civilization (both to and since 1648), U.S. History (both Early and Modern America), The Age of Revolution in France: 1715-1848, and Europe in the Age of Capitalism and Imperialism, 1815-1914

Selected Presentations

UIC History Department Brownbag, October 24, 2018: “Limited Liability Empire: How the French Intervention in Mexico (1861-1867) Shaped the European Colonial Boom”

Research Currently in Progress

Empires; history of capitalism; modern Europe; Latin America; 19th-century United States; U.S.-Mexico borderlands; world history; Atlantic world; age of revolutions

The Age of Regeneration: Finance and the French Intervention in Mexico, 1861-1867