Steve Harris

Steve Harris
Lecturer
Phone: 
(415) 338-1604
Building: Science
Room Number: 276A
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Biography

I have recently returned to the academy after a career in law and management in the areas of telecommunications and internet services. While my focus is modern European history, I believe that European ideas, institutions and practices must be considered in a global context. My interests focus on legal and political activities and ideas as expressed in the system of states and empires and their shared culture. This encompasses such issues and topics as international law, sovereignty, revolution and how states and their economies/societies interact. My 2015 Dissertation "Between Law and Diplomacy: International Dispute Resolution in the Long 19th Century" addresses the development and implications of public international arbitration as a tool of the states' system from the end of the 18th century to World War I.

Education

  • Ph.D., History, UC Davis (Modern European), 2015
  • M.A., History, SF State, 2008
  • J.D., University of Michigan, 1979
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1976

Courses Taught

  • Seminar in Historical Analysis
  • Modern World History
  • War and Revolution in Modern Europe, 1789-1914
  • Europe in the 20th Century
  • Modern Imperialism

Research Interests

  • International and Diplomatic History
  • International Law
  • Globalization
  • Intellectual History
  • 18th to early 20th centuries

Recent Papers

  • A Separate Peace: The British Peace Movement and Arbitration in the 19th Century (2015)
  • Arbitration and Empire (2015)
  • British Practicality, British Peace (2014)

Selected Publications

  • “The Global Construction of International Law in the 19th Century: The Case of Arbitration,” Journal of World History, 27:2 (2016) 303-325
  • Legislative History of the Communications Act of 1934 (Board of Editors) (1990)
  • “Regulation of Private Telecommunications Networks,” Telecommunications Law Journal, 1:1 (1989)
  • Michigan Yearbook of International Legal Studies, Vol. I (Editor in Chief) (1979)