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Spring 2019: A Voyage of Discovery
Director of International Studies, Special Assistant Professor & Director of Global Studies

Andrea Duffy

Colorado State University

Dr. Andrea Duffy is the Director of International Studies at Colorado State University, where she teaches courses on globalization, Middle Eastern history, European history, and environmental history. Dr. Duffy received a B.A. in history from Princeton University and completed her doctorate at Georgetown University in 2013. She is a world environmental historian, and her research examines political, social, cultural, and environmental connections across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. She is the author of several articles, and she is currently completing a book, Nomads’ Land: Pastoralism and French Environmental Policy in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean World. Before arriving at Colorado State University, Dr. Duffy spent two years teaching American history, culture, and politics courses at the University of Provence in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France. In addition, she has lived in Turkey, traveled extensively throughout Europe, and visited Morocco, Syria, India, and Thailand. Dr. Duffy’s love of travel is complemented by a passion for languages. She speaks French, German, and Turkish, and has studied several other languages including Arabic, Danish, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. In her spare time and while not at sea, Dr. Duffy enjoys being active outside. She is an avid biker, hiker, and trail runner. She has completed nearly thirty marathons and five 100-mile ultramarathons. She began rock climbing at the age of two, and she worked as a professional climbing guide for over ten years. Her international mountaineering adventures include the summit of Mont Blanc (15, 781 ft.), the highest mountain in western Europe, and the Pico de Orizaba (18,490 ft.) in Mexico. She continues to seek out global climbing, hiking, and mountaineering destinations. Dr. Duffy is thrilled to be joining the Spring 2019 voyage of Semester at Sea, where she will serve as Director of Global Studies (IE 300) and Instructor of HIST 470: World Environmental History. She is particularly excited to experience new places, people, and cultures, and to learn and grow with her students.