Abigail Owen

Abigail Owen
Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow, History

Office: 101H CHA
Phone: 541-346-8759

Office Hours: Fall 14: M 3:30p-5:30p & W 8a-10a

Professor Owen teaches the HC 231-232 Honors History sequence in the Clark Honors College, and two research-oriented courses: HC 477 Thesis Prospectus and HC 233 Foundations in Research.

Before Oregon, Prof. Owen taught courses in Environmental Studies, History, and Interdisciplinary Studies at Davidson College, a selective liberal arts college near Charlotte, North Carolina. She also taught the World History core at the City College of New York (CCNY) and supervised M.A. students and taught graduate seminars in Middle East Studies at NYU.

She earned the Ph.D. in International/Global History from Columbia University’s Department of History in 2011. Her doctoral dissertation, Hidden Waters: Groundwater Histories of Iran and the Mediterranean is the basis for two current book projects.

Prof. Owen’s academic interests include narratives of World History; studies of Water and Development; Environment, Agriculture, and the Anthropology of Development. She is also interested in the human perspective on the study of Geology, and human time-perceptions of Earth’s resources.