Julia Clancy-Smith, a professor in the Department of History, was one of two UA professors who have been named a Regent’s Professor, the highest honor bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.
Clancy-Smith teaches about modern and early modern Africa and the Middle East. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the National Humanities Center's Research Fellowship in North Carolina; a fellowship with the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University's School of Social Science; and a research fellowship with the Woodrow Wilson Research Center in Washington, D.C.
Clancy-Smith has authored and co-authored several award-winning books, including "The Modern Middle East and North Africa: A History in Documents," "Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900" and "Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904)."
"Mediterraneans" won the 2011 French Colonial Historical Society Book Award and the 2011 Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Award. Clancy-Smith also has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and reviews for books and films.