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Wesley Lummus

Adjunct Faculty
Degree
MA, Texas Tech University
PhD, ABD, University of Minnesota
Office
JRC 409
Phone
651-962-5732
Mail
JRC 432

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota. A Texas native, I moved to Minneapolis to pursue a PhD in History with a focus on the Modern Middle East and Central Asia broadly. I became fascinated with Turkish and Central Asian history primarily through the study of the Turkish and Azerbaijani languages. Taking language courses in both Istanbul and Baku, I became interested in how both languages resembled each other, and yet, had linguistic particularities that reflected the deep histories of both countries.  

My dissertation research is centered on 20th-century Turkey and Azerbaijan with a focus on how nationalist elites in both countries sought to foster new forms of national identity through language reform. More broadly, I am interested in the process of language reform (and its promotion of national identity) in the Middle East and Central Asia during the 20th century. My upcoming dissertation, “The Language Reform in Kemalist Turkey and Soviet Azerbaijan, 1926-1940,” examines the interactive nature of Turkic language reform in the 1920s and 1930s.

I have instructed courses on the Modern Middle East, Islam and the West, and the Middle East and North Africa in a global perspective.   

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 118 - L01 Middle East and North Africa - T - R - - - 1730 - 2130 MHC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

30062 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Wesley W. Lummus

Operations management focuses on planning, coordination and control of activities involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services. This course will examine the concepts and techniques utilized in the management of manufacturing and service operations. This course will focus on the strategic use of the tactical tools of operations management. Topics covered include the management of process, technology, production, six-sigma quality, inventory, supply chain, workforce, business process improvement and lean management in operating systems. After completing this course, students will have a greater appreciation for the strategic power of the operations function and greater knowledge of how effective operations management can enable an organization to attain a sustainable competitive advantage. Prerequisites: Junior standing; STAT 220; and MATH 101 or higher; concurrent or previous enrollment in MGMT 305 recommended CLARIFICATION: The class standing for OPMT 310 has been changed to sophomore standing.This change will be officially reflected in the 2018-19 catalog.

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 118 - W02 Middle East and North Africa M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

43138 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Wesley W. Lummus

This course will introduce students to the history and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa with special attention to the impact of successive Islamic movements that shaped the modern-day political system of Islam and that continues to inform their interactions with Europe and the West today. The organizing theme of the course is "Contact and Change," which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HIST 118 - W03 Middle East and North Africa M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 414

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

JRC 414

Course Registration Number:

43139 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Wesley W. Lummus

This course will introduce students to the history and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa with special attention to the impact of successive Islamic movements that shaped the modern-day political system of Islam and that continues to inform their interactions with Europe and the West today. The organizing theme of the course is "Contact and Change," which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HIST 118 - L01 Middle East and North Africa - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10239 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Wesley W. Lummus

This course will introduce students to the history and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa with special attention to the impact of successive Islamic movements that shaped the modern-day political system of Islam and that continues to inform their interactions with Europe and the West today. The organizing theme of the course is "Contact and Change," which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)