Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
19th/20th Century US, California, Australia, Popular Culture
Robert Chase holds degrees from Sonoma State University and University of California, Irvine. He teaches courses in American and World history. His research focuses on the development of political and cultural connections amongst the United States, New Zealand and Australia during the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. His dissertation, Imagining an Anglo Ocean: The Great White Fleet in the Pacific, examines such ties through the celebrations held for the US Atlantic Fleet’s 1908 world tour. He has also begun studying the history of World’s Fairs in the Pacific as they served as valuable hubs of transnational information dissemination during this period. He is currently working to revise his dissertation for publication.
When not teaching, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and watching Rugby and Australian Rules Football.