Department of History

Bennett Sherry

  • Visiting Lecturer


World History
Refugees and Forced Migration
International Organizations
Turkish History


World History: Global Commodities
Human Rights in World History
Politics of the Contemporary Middle East
European History
Western Civilization

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
  • MA, University of Montana
  • BA, University of Rochester

Research Interests

My research explores the role played by transnational refugee groups and human rights non-governmental organizations in the development of a global refugee system during the twentieth century. While my manuscript in progress examines the role of a global network of Iranian refugee and human rights groups on the work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Turkey, my second project considers how similar transnational networks intersected and influenced the work of UNHCR offices in Iran, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, and Italy.