Nigro, Jenna
Lecturer - Modern Europe
CB 303G
Last Updated: 6/29/16 -


Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014

M.A., French Studies, New York University, 2006

B.A., History and French, Allegheny College, 2005


Jenna Nigro is a historian of modern France and Senegal. Her research and teaching focus on the history of global connections, exchanges, and power relations, in particular modern European imperialism. Her current book project is a study of French experimentation with various colonial practices in Senegal from 1763 to 1870. 

Professor Nigro teaches courses in world history, modern European history, and African history and serves as the faculty advisor for UVU's History Club. 

Courses Taught

HIST 1500: World History to 1500

HIST 151G: World History 1500 to the Present

HIST 3010: The Historian's Craft

HIST 3030: Introduction to African History

HIST 3170: Absolutism Enlightenment and Revolution -- Europe from 1600 to 1815

HIST 3180: Nineteenth Century Europe

HIST 320R: The French Revolution and Napoleon

HIST 420R: European Empires and Decolonization