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Andrew Jarboe did his doctoral work in history at Northeastern University, where he studied modern world history, British India, and World War I. His 2021 book, Indian Soldiers in World War I: Race and Representation in an Imperial War (University of Nebraska Press), follows the exploits of Indian soldiers deployed to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East between 1914 and 1918. He argues that World War I contributed to a hardening of the British Empire's racist politics and fueled Indian national aspirations and calls for racial equality. In this way, World War I set in motion the beginning of the end of British colonial rule in India. He is also the co-editor with Richard Fogarty of Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict (2014) and editor of War News in India: The Punjabi Press During World War I (2016).
At Berklee, he teaches courses on World War I, gender and power in history, and transnational popular cultures. He also teaches United States history at Match Charter High School in Boston.
When not doing all things history, he's probably wrangling his two small children, running too much, or scheming his family's next adventure with his wife.
"I rely on a combination of whole-class and small-group instruction. I create a space for guided and independent practice. I emphasize the close reading of primary and secondary texts as well as note taking and analytical writing."
"Berklee students bring such an energy and such an enthusiasm for learning. I admire especially their willingness to take positive intellectual risks—to engage with material that is well beyond their comfort zone and well outside of what they came to college to study. They are musicians first, but I was thrilled last semester at how enthusiastically they were willing to dive into the study of things that happened 200 years ago."