Benjamin Kline

Ph.D.

University College, Cork, Ireland, 1986

M.A.

San José State University, 1980

B.A.

San José State University, 1978


Office

Business Tower 558

Email

bkline555@gmail.com

Phone

409-924-5519
408-864-8561 (Deanza)

Lecturer


Areas of Interest

  • Environmental History
  • African History
  • British Empire History
  • Modern European History
  • Irish History

Publications

First along the River: A Brief History of the Environmental Movement in United States (San Francisco: Acada Books, 1997).

Genesis of Apartheid: British African Policy in the Colony of Natal 1845–93 (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1988).

“Northern Ireland: A Protracted Conflict,” in Prolonged Wars: A Post-Nuclear Challenge, ed. Karl P. Magyar and Constantine P. Danopoulos (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1994), 421–448.

“Winston Churchill and Michael Collins 1919–22: Their Conflicting Views of Ireland and its Future,” History Ireland 1 (1993).

A contribution to the Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

Selected Achievements

Coordinator and Presenter at the Cambridge University Workshop on British Empire, March 1993

Research Director for the McNair Scholars Program, ASPIRE Program, 1996

Liaison Professor for the University College Cork, Ireland, 1990

Biography

Dr. Benjamin Kline is a native of San José, California. He received his B.A. (1978) and M.A. (1980) from San José State University, and a Ph.D. from the University College Cork, Ireland (1986). He has taught at San José State University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Wheelock College in Boston. In 1989 he taught at the University of Sierra Leone as a Fulbright Scholar. His primary fields of interest are the British Empire, modern Europe, Britain, Ireland, and Africa. Among his many publications are four books, including Genesis of Apartheid: British African Policy in the Colony of Natal 1845–93 and numerous articles including “Northern Ireland: A Protracted Conflict,” “Winston Churchill and Michael Colins 1919–22: Their Conflicting Views of Ireland and its Future,” and a contribution to the Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire. At present he is completing a history of the United States Computer Industry's role in shaping Ireland's high-tech industry. Of his other achievements that can be noted: Coordinator and Presenter at the Cambridge University Workshop on the British Empire in March 1993, Research Director for the McNair Scholars Program, ASPIRE Program in 1996, and Liaison Professor for the University College Cork, Ireland in 1990.