Brian Digre

Brian Digre

Brian Digre is a Professor of History at Elon University. 

His classes focus on modern Africa, the modern Middle East, and the world in the 20th century. He also teaches a senior seminar for International and Global Studies. 

Digre's interest in Africa began in 1978 when, as a Peace Corps volunteer, he  taught English and history at a rural high school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At Elon, that interest has continued as he has led annual January study-abroad classes in Africa for over 20 years, primarily to Ghana as well as recently to Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Digre's services at Elon have included being project director of two significant U.S. Department of Education grants: the first to develop African and International Studies, and the second to establish a Middle East Studies minor. He has also served as coordinator of the International Studies major from its creation in 1995 until 2014. 

Digre's research and writing interests include Africa during the First World War, Syria under the French League of Nations Mandate, and the United Nations and African independence movements.