Associate Professor

Undergraduate Departments

  • Liberal Arts_

Graduate Departments

  • Public Policy (MPP)


  • Ph.D. in history, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    Major Field: Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History
    Minor Fields: Germany since 1806; American Intellectual History
  • M.A. in history, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • M.A. in history, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-chu, Taiwan
  • B.A., National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan


Dr. Shih-chieh (Jay) Su is an assistant professor whose current research focuses on analyzing the problematic relationship between the emergence of professional historians and the promotion of national identities in nineteenth-century Europe. By placing Ranke and the German historicism in the context of European historiography, the project will clarify the distinctions between Ranke’s views and those of the French nationalist historian, Jules Michelet, one of the inspirations for the Annales.

His future research agenda will concentrate on exploring the Rankean paradigm to the global development of the modern historical discipline in modern Japan, China, and Taiwan, the new nation-states of the former Soviet bloc, and the postcolonial nation-states of the non-Western world.

Additional Information
Publications, Papers Read and Invited Lectures


t: 267.489.2307
e: jay.su@delval.edu

Office Hours

Lasker Hall Room 301
Monday and Wednesday 12:15 -1:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.