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Dr. Scott Gavorsky, Ph.D.
Instructor of History


"Husteron hadion aiso (I shall sing a sweeter song tomorrow)" — Theocritus, The Idylls, I: 145


I am a historian of modern European history, specializing in nineteenth-century France. My current research interests are questions of civil society, politics, and the formation of modern public policies, including the following topics: Civil Society and NGOs; Institutions and Modernity; Politics and Education; Public Policy and Society.


Contact Information

Office Location: EIT 130, Elko Campus
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Office Hours

  • Monday: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Friday: by appointment


  • A.A., History, Georgia Perimeter College, 1997
  • B.A., History, summa cum laude, Oglethorpe University, 1999
  • Ph. D., History, Emory University, 2009


Recommended Reading

  • The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukiyama
  • Seeing Like a State, James C. Scott
  • De la Démocratie en Amérique, Alexis de Tocqueville


Reference Documents


  • Society for French Historical Studies
  • American History Association


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HIST 101
Title:U.S. History to 1877
Catalog Description: Survey of U.S. political, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from Colonial Times through Reconstruction. When taken with HIST 102 or 217, class satisfies the United States Constitution requirement. (Formerly HIST 101, U.S. History to 1865)
HIST 105
Title:European Civilization I to 1648
Catalog Description: Survey of the development of Western civilization from the dawn of human history to 1648. [H*]
HIST 106
Title:European Civilization to Present
Catalog Description: Survey of the development of Western civilization from 1648 to the present. [H*]
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