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Nick Di Liberto

Nick Di Liberto

Assistant Professor of History

Office: McClurg 319

Office Phone: 803-321-5196



Ph.D. in History, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

B.A. in History, Kalamazoo College, 2000


Professor Di Liberto received his bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy from Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Michigan, in 2000. In 2009, he earned a Ph.D. in History at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation work focused on the role of philosophy and the humanities in West German politics and universities after 1945. The research for this project was supported by a fellowship grant from the German Academic Exchange (DAAD).


Before coming to Newberry, Professor Di Liberto taught as a Teaching Assistant and as a Full Lecturer in the Department of History as well as the Department of German Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as the Assistant Editor for the Journal of the History of Ideas from 2005 to 2010.


Dr. Di Liberto’s current teaching and research interests lie in Comparative World History, particularly European Colonialism, the Middle East and North Africa; the History of Ideas; the History of Print Culture; and Environmental History. He reads and speaks German very well, reads adequately in Italian and French, and struggles to learn Arabic and Turkish.

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