Department Chair:
Renee Romano

Administrative Assistant:
Kathy King

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8520
Fax: 440 775 6910

Rice Hall 316
10 North Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:30

Samuel (Sam) White

Samuel (Sam) White

Assistant Professor of History

Contact Information


Rice Hall 303
(440) 775-8337

Samuel (Sam) White

Educational Background

  • M.A. Modern History and Middle East Studies, University of St Andrews (Scotland), 2002
  • Ph.D. History, Columbia University, 2008

Sam White teaches environmental and world history, including surveys of global and American environmental history and upper-level courses on climate, animals, food, and economic history. His research specializes on the early modern world and on climate and history. Select publications: The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. “Rethinking Disease in Ottoman History.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 42 (2010): 549-67. “From Globalized Pig Breeds to Capitalist Pigs: A Study in Animal Cultures and Evolutionary History.” Environmental History 16 (2011): 94-120. “Middle East Environmental History: Ideas from an Emerging Field.” World History Connected 8:2 (2011).