- 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).