David Devereux

Associate Professor

BA, Western University
MA, Dalhousie University
PhD, King's College, University of London

CT 608

Dr. Devereux teaches a range of courses on the history of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Historical Geography. His research interests inform his teaching, particularly in the area of decolonization and the cold war. He is a very interactive classroom professor and encourages student discussion through the use of images, media and primary source analysis. In addition to classroom teaching, he is department chair and coordinates student advisement as well as the history honors thesis program


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1989-91
  • Canisius University Summer Research Grant, 2002
  • Canisius University Dean's Summer Grant, 2008


The Formulation of British Defence Policy Towards the Middle East 1948-56, Studies in Military and Strategic History Series, Macmillan Press (UK), 1990. Published in US by St. Martin's Press, in Canada by Collier Macmillan, 1991.

“The Sino-Indian War of 1962 in Anglo-American Relations”, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 44, no. 1, January 2009.

“The End of Empires: Decolonization and its Repercussions” in A Companion to Europe Since 1945, ed. by Klaus Larres, Blackwell Press, 2009.

"State Versus Private Ownership: The Conservative Governments and British Civil Aviation 1951-62", Albion Vol. 27 No. 1 Spring 1995.

"The Middle East and Africa in British Global Strategy 1952-56" in Intelligence Defence and Diplomacy eds. Richard Aldrich and Michael Hopkins, Frank Cass, 1995.