International Studies

Ms. Theresa Jackson

Theresa Jackson


M.A. History, UNC Wilmington, Thesis: From Homeland to Holy Land: Iraqi Jews and the Formation of Modern Israel, 1940-1951
M.A. Liberal Studies, UNC Wilmington, Thesis: Two Seas: Bahrain’s Sectarian Gulf
B.A. History; Minor Art History, Metropolitan State University of Denver


QM-Certified Peer Reviewer
Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate
Online Teaching Essentials Certification, UNC Wilmington

Research and Teaching Interests

Theresa’s courses focus on the modern Middle East, states of the Persian Gulf and legacies of colonialism in portions of the developing world.  She established the first English curriculum for a private school in Bahrain where she lived for several years. Theresa has also worked with ESL, citizenship, and refugee resettlement programs in Colorado, serving populations from Africa, the Middle East, and former Soviet Union. Having so far traveled to over 50 countries, she’s working on a longer list to still visit.


INT 105: Introduction to International Studies
INT 200: Global Capitalism and Its Discontents
INT 317: Dictators, Despots and Presidents for Life
INT 350: Topic in the Middle East: Modern Iraq
INT 350: Topics in the Middle East: Margins of the Middle East
INT 351: The Contemporary Persian Gulf
INT 352: The Contemporary Middle East
INT 361: Ethnic Conflicts and Territorial Disputes