Robert Chase

Concentration: 19th/20th Century US, California, Australia, Popular Culture

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Office: Stevenson 3009B

Phone: (707) 664-2580



Robert Chase holds degrees from Sonoma State University and University of California, Irvine.  He teaches courses in American and World history.  His research focuses on the development of political and cultural connections amongst the United States, New Zealand and Australia during the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century.  His dissertation, Imagining an Anglo Ocean: The Great White Fleet in the Pacific, examines such ties through the celebrations held for the US Atlantic Fleet’s 1908 world tour.  He has also begun studying the history of World’s Fairs in the Pacific as they served as valuable hubs of transnational information dissemination during this period.  He is currently working to revise his dissertation for publication.

When not teaching, Robert enjoys spending with his wife and daughter, and watching Rugby and Australian Rules Football.


History 202: The Development of the Modern World
History 251: History of the United States to 1877
History 252: History of the United States since 1865
History 375: Special Topics in US History (Asian America)
History 376: Special Topics in World History (Australia)
History 380: Twentieth-century World