Dewey, Robert F., D. Phil.
Harrison Hall, Room 230
Associate Professor of History
Robert F. Dewey, Jr., MPhil, DPhil (University of Oxford), FRHistS
231 Harrison Hall
Phone: (765) 658-4072
email Prof. Dewey
Awards, Fellowships, Consultancies, etc.
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Elected June 2009-present.
Samoa Rugby Union (SRU), Historical Consultant to the SRU, 2018-present.
Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award, 2018-19.
Fiji Rugby Union (FRU), Historical Consultant to the FRU, 2012-2015 and FRU Centennial, 2012-13.
Visiting Scholar, University of the South Pacific, Fiji. 2007-08.
National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research Grant, Fiji. 2007-08.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, European Union Center, Global Affairs Institute, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. 2003-04.
Publications and Research
British National Identity and Opposition to Membership of Europe, 1961-63: The anti-Marketeers (Manchester University Press, 2009)
Current Book Project - History of Rugby Football in Fiji. Ongoing research.
Chapters and Articles
"The impact of professionalism on the Pacific Islands rugby unions, 1995-2015", in J. Nauright and T. Collins, eds. The Rugby World in the Professional Era (Routledge, 2017).
"Fiji and Pacific rugby research: The State of the Game". Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, vol. 3, no. 3 (2014), pp. 186-201.
"Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA): Rugby in 'Our Sea of Islands'". International Journal of the History of Sport, vol. 31, no. 11 (2014), pp. 1406-1420.
“Embracing Rugby and Negotiating Inequalities in the Pacific Islands” in Proceedings of the 2008 International Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Conference, Te Tatau Pounamu – The Greenstone Door (Nga Pae o te Maramatanga – National Institute of Research Excellence for Maori Development and Advancement, University of Auckland, 2009).
“Pacific Islands Rugby: Navigating the Global Professional Era”, ch.5 in Greg Ryan, ed. The Changing Face of Rugby: The Union Game and Professionalism Since 1995 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2008).
“‘The Real Reason is to Fight for the Country’: The Historic Expression of Power and Identity in Fiji Rugby”, Special “Pacific Epistemologies” Issue of Dreadlocks (University of the South Pacific, 2006).
Courses Regularly Taught
HIST 100 - Boxing in History Literature and Film
HIST 200 – Empire of Sport
HIST 232 – 19th and 20th Century Britain
HIST 233 – British Empire
HIST 295 – History Today: Debates and Practices
HIST 332 – European Union
HIST 344 - Paradise Revisited: Representations of the Pacific Islands
HIST 490 – Senior Seminar
Courses In Development