Dr. Douglas Kanter

University of Chicago
Associate Professor, Associate Chair and Director, Graduate Studies Program
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern Britain
  • Modern Ireland
  • British Empire

Email: dkanter1@fau.edu
Office Phone: (561) 297-3593

faculty photo Douglas Kanter specializes in the histories of modern Britain and Ireland, with an emphasis on Anglo-Irish relations in the nineteenth century.  His book, The Making of British Unionism, 1740-1848: Politics, Government and the Anglo-Irish Constitutional Relationship, was published by Four Courts Press in 2009.  Dr. Kanter has also published articles in leading scholarly journals, including The English Historical Review and Irish Historical Studies.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and his research has been supported by the American Philosophical Society, the Huntington Library, and Gladstone's Library.

Dr. Kanter is currently completing a book on the Irish policy of the Victorian Prime Minister, William Gladstone.  His other research interests include Irish fiscal, electoral, and parliamentary politics during the "long" nineteenth century.

In addition to teaching and conducting research, Dr. Kanter serves as the Department of History's Director of Graduate Studies.  He welcomes inquiries from prospective graduate students relating to all aspects of the M.A. program in History.

Before coming to Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Kanter received his B.A. from Northwestern University (1997), and his M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2006) from the University of Chicago.


  • Historical Methods
  • History of Civilization I and II
  • Modern Britain
  • British Empire
  • Modern Ireland
  • Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • Senior Seminar
  • Readings in Modern British/Irish History
  • Problems in Modern British/Irish History

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)