Field: Modern Europe, Italy, world migration, colonialism, military history, strategy, terrorism, Fascism and Nazism​

Contact Info:

2137 JFSB
(801) 422-5324​

Classes Taught:

  • History 200: Historian's Craft
  • History 202: World Civilizations since 1500
  • History 307: Europe Since 1914
  • History 314: European Fascism, 1914 to the Present
  • History 327: Italy in the Modern World Since 1848
  • Political Science 476/History 390R: Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • History 390R: Strategy in Peace and War
  • History 485: Junior Seminar: European Colonialisms, 1830-1960
  • History 485: Junior Seminar: Topics in the History of World Migrations
  • History 490: Senior Essay: Europe since 1789
  • History 490: Senior Essay: International Migrations since 1800
  • History 663: Graduate Seminar in Contemporary European History since 1789
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Mark I. Choate is an associate professor of history, having joined the department faculty and the European Studies program in August 2001. He teaches courses on Europe since 1914, Italy since 1848, World Civilizations since 1500, military history, colonialism, international migration, European fascisms, terrorism and counterterrorism, and strategy.


Professor Choate is the author of Emigrant Nation: The Making of Italy Abroad (Harvard University Press, 2008). Emigrant Nation was awarded the Council for European Studies Book Award, and the Marraro Prize, in 2010.


Professor Choate began his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, and received his B.A. magna cum laude, M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in history (2002) from Yale University. His dissertation on Italian colonialism and migration, supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, was awarded Yale’s Hans Gatzke Prize for an outstanding dissertation in European history. Professor Choate was awarded the Andrew Hill Clark Prize by the American Academy of Geographers for a presentation at the International Conference of Historical Geographers in Quebec. He has also presented conference papers at meetings of the American Historical Association, Social Science History Association, Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, Association for the Study of Modern Italy, and French Colonial History Society. His articles and reviews have appeared in Forum Italicum, Modern Italy, French Colonial History, The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Italian Culture, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, and International Migration Review.​