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Dr. Stefanie K. Wichhart


Timon Hall, Room 129

Office Hours:
M 11:00 a.m -1:00 p.m
T 12:00 p.m -1:15 p.m
W 1:30 p.m -3:00 p.m (virtual)
TH 12:00 p.m - 1:15 p.m

Phone: 716.286.8090


Dr. Stefanie K. Wichhart


Dr. Stefanie K. Wichhart is a Professor of History at Niagara University and teaches courses on modern Middle Eastern history, British history, and world history. Her research focuses on twentieth-century Middle Eastern and British imperial history.

She is the author of the book Britain, Egypt, and Iraq during World War II: The Decline of Imperial Power in the Middle East (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury Academic, 2021) as well as numerous articles and book chapters that explore the Middle East’s experience during World War II. She has also published on the history of political cartoons in the Middle East.

She is currently working on a general history of the Middle East during World War II. Dr. Wichhart is the recipient of the 2022 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Scholarship Award and the 2014 Niagara University Innovation in Teaching Award.

Current Research

  • Britain, Egypt, and Iraq during World War II: The Decline of Imperial Power in the Middle East  I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury Academic, September 2021.
  • “Cartoons of Decolonization: Anglo-Egyptian Relations and the Suez Crisis, 1954-1956,” chapter in Richard Scully and Andrekos Varnava, eds, Comic Empires: The Imperialism of Cartoons, Caricature and Satirical Art, Manchester University Press, 2019.
  •  “’Innocent Efforts’: The Brotherhood of Freedom in the Middle East during World War II,” chapter in Simon Eliot and Marc Wiggam, eds., Allied Communication to the Public during the Second World War: National and Transnational Networks, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
  • “’What Britain has done for Islam:’ British propaganda to the Islamic world during World War II, 1939-1942,” chapter in Justin Olmstead, ed. Britain in the Islamic World: Imperial and Post-Imperial Connections, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
  • “The Formation of the Arab League and the United Nations, 1944-1945” The Journal of Contemporary History, 54, no. 2 (April 2019): 328-346 (part of a special issue on the 75th anniversary of the Dumbarton Oaks Conference).
  • “The 1915 Locust Plague in Palestine,” Jerusalem Quarterly, 56 (Winter/Spring 2014): 29-39.
  • “Selling Democracy during the Second British Occupation of Iraq, 1941-1945,” Journal of Contemporary History, 48, no. 3 (July 2013): 509-536.
  • “A ‘New Deal’ for the Kurds: Britain’s Kurdish Policy in Iraq, 1941-1945,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 39, no. 5 (December 2011): 815-831.
  • “Propaganda and Protest: Political Cartoons in Iraq during World War II,” chapter in Richard Scully, ed., “Drawing the Line:” New Research on Cartoons as Historical Evidence, Monash University e-press (Australia) and Sydney University Press, 2009 (8.1-8.21).

Current Involvement

  • Faculty representative, President’s Cabinet
  • Secretary, Senate Executive Committee
  • Faculty Senator, Academic Senate
  • University Mission Committee
  • Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor Committee

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., History, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., History, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., History and French, State University of New York College at Geneseo