Loyola University Maryland

Department of History


Visiting Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                                                       
Office: Humanities 304

Curriculum Vitae


Isacar Bolaños is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Loyola University Maryland. He specializes in the environmental history of the late Ottoman Empire and is the author of the forthcoming article “The Ottomans during the Global Crises of Cholera and Plague: The View from Iraq and the Gulf,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 51 (2019):1-18. He is currently working on a monograph entitled The Nature of an Ottoman Frontier: Technology and Environmental Management in Late Ottoman Iraq, 1831-1917, which examines the Ottoman state’s efforts to solidify its rule in the Iraqi frontier through the use of technologies aimed at improved environmental management during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At Loyola, he teaches courses on the history of the modern Middle East and global environmental history.


HS 107D Making of Modern World: Middle East
HS 396D Modern Middle East through Literature and Film

Rana Malek

Rana Malek

The relationships she formed with faculty and fellow students prepared Rana for her career in medicine