Alexander (Xan) Karn

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Alexander (Xan) Karn

Associate Professor of History; Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Program

Department/Office Information

History, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies
327 Alumni Hall


BA, UCLA, 1993; MA, Central European University, 1998; MA (1998), PhD (2006), Claremont University

  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, 2011-2017
  • Visiting assistant professor, history/peace and conflict studies, 2007-2011
  • Lecturer, Department of History, California State University, Fullerton, 2000-2007

Modern European history (political, cultural, and intellectual); historical justice and reconciliation

The politics of history in contemporary societies; historical justice in transitional regimes; the role of historical commissions in conflict mediation and reconciliation

Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cal State Fullerton, 2006-2007.