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Dr. Scott Gavorsky, Ph.D.
Instructor of History


"Husteron hadion aiso (I shall sing a sweeter song tomorrow)" — Theocritus, The Idylls, I: 145


I am a historian of modern European history, specializing in nineteenth-century France. My current research interests are questions of civil society, politics, and the formation of modern public policies, including the following topics: Civil Society and NGOs; Institutions and Modernity; Politics and Education; Public Policy and Society.


Contact Information

Office Location: EIT 130, Elko Campus
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Office Hours

  • Monday: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Wednesday: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Friday: by appointment


  • Ph.D., History, Emory University, 2009
  • B.A., History, summa cum laude, Oglethorpe University, 1999
  • A.A., History, Georgia Perimeter College, 1997


Recommended Reading

  • The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukiyama
  • Seeing Like a State, James C. Scott
  • De la Democratie en Amerique, Alexis de Tocqueville


Reference Documents

Scott Gavorsky photo.


  • Society for French Historical Studies
  • American History Association


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HIST 101
Title:U.S. History to 1877
Catalog Description: Survey of U.S. political, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from Colonial Times through Reconstruction. When taken with HIST 102 or 217, class satisfies the United States Constitution requirement. (Formerly HIST 101, U.S. History to 1865)
HIST 105
Title:European Civilization I to 1648
Catalog Description: Survey of the development of Western civilization from the dawn of human history to 1648. [H*]
HIST 106
Title:European Civilization to Present
Catalog Description: Survey of the development of Western civilization from 1648 to the present. [H*]
HIST 458
Title:Roman Civilization
Catalog Description: Analyzes all aspects of Roman history from earliest times to the late antique period, with central attention to the politics and society of the later Republic and how Rome became the monarchy of the Caesars.
Title:Islamic and Middle Eastern History since 1750
Catalog Description: An examination of the Middle East from the 18th century to recent times. The predominant focus will be on how the indigenous leadership and peoples of the region grappled with the challenges posed by the advent of the modern world.
INT 349
Title:Integrative Social Science Seminar
Catalog Description: An integrative seminar on topics in the social sciences. The topics will vary to address needs and interests of programs. Course fulfills the upper-division integrative social sciences general education requirements. May be repeated once for credit if the topics are different.
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