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William G. Gray

William G. Gray

Associate Professor // History
Faculty

Director of Undergraduate Studies // History

Associate Professor // Jewish Studies // SIS
Faculty

International Programs Liaison


Office and Contact

Room: UNIV 121

Office hours:

  • Fall 2022
  • Monday & Wednesday 12:30 - 1:20 pm
  • or By Appointment

Email: wggray@purdue.edu

Phone: (765) 496-2772

Fax: (765) 496-1755


Courses

HIST 104 Introduction to the Modern World

HIST 278 Money, Trade, & Power: The History of Capitalism

HIST 300 Eve of Destruction: Global Crises & World Organization in the 20th Century

HIST 323 German History

HIST 337 Europe since 1945

HIST 408 Dictatorship and Democracy: Europe 1919-1939

HIST 423 Advanced Topics in Modern Germany


Specialization

Modern Germany, Cold War Europe, History of Capitalism

Professor Gray received his Ph.D. from Yale University in December 1999. He is the author of Germany's Cold War: The Global Campaign to Isolate East Germany, 1949-1969 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003) and Trading Power: West Germany’s Rise to Global Influence, 1963-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 2023). 

He is also a co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the Cold War (Routledge, 2008) and the German Yearbook of Contemporary History, Vol. 6, Secret Services and the International Arms Trade (2022).

 Professor Gray is interested in working with graduate students who wish to approach modern Europe with a view to economic processes and global interconnections.


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