Andrew Goss


Andrew Goss


Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy


Andrew Goss is Professor of History in the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy. His expertise includes Asian history, the history of science and technology, and the Islamic World.


  • Ph.D., History, General University of Michigan, 2004

  • MA, History, General University of Michigan, 1998

Awards & Honors

  • US Commission on Military History Junior Scholar Presentation Award 2010

  • Faculty Distinguished Service Award University of New Orleans Honors Program, 2009

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • HIST 1112

    Modern World Civilization
  • HIST 3211

    East Asia History
  • HIST 6950

    Selected Topics: Bioethics Capstone
  • HIST 2112

    United States since 1877
  • HIST 3250

    Modern Japan

Teaching Interests

Andrew Goss's teaching interest includes the political and cultural history of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe


Selected Recent Publications

  • Decolonizing Botany: Indonesia, UNESCO, and the Making of a Global Science, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Review of Subversive Seas: Anticolonial Networks across the Twentieth-Century Dutch Empire, 2021
    Book Review
  • The Routledge Handbook of Science and Empire, 2021
    Book, Scholarly-New
  • Reinventing the Kebun Raya in the New Republic: Scientific Research at the Bogor Botanical Gardens in the Age of Decolonization, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sukarno, 2017

Research Interests

Andrew Goss’ research examines the scientific and technological interactions that have contributed to creating the modern world, in particular in the context of empires and colonialism.

Department Service

  • National History Day Regional Competiton Coordinator 2014 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • EFL Chair Search Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pampling Marketing and Recruitment Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin Chairs' Council 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Curriculum Review Pilot Group 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Regents Academic Advisory Committee on History 2014 - Present

    Role: Member
  • “Imperial Retreat: Military Knowledge, Colonial Railwaymen and Defeat in Burma,” - 2015

    Role: Reviewer
  • History of Human Sciences - 2012

    Role: Reviewer
  • Palgrave Macmillan “Science and Empire in the Making,” - 2012

    Role: Reviewer
  • “Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan,” - 2011

    Role: Reviewer