Current Faculty

Anne Foster

Associate Professor

education:  Ph.D., at Cornell University, 1995

office:  Stalker Hall 313 and Holmstedt 291 (spring semester 2012)


phone:  (812) 237-8432 and 237-2713

Office hours:  M, 2-3:00 pm; F, 9:30-11:00 am, or  by appt.

Faculty Profile

Anne Foster joined the faculty at Indiana State University in 2003, happily returning to her Midwestern roots. Foster earned her B.A., with majors in History and International Relations, at American University in Washington, D.C. Her M.A. and PhD are from Cornell University.  She is a specialist in the history of United States foreign relations and the history of imperialism in Southeast Asia.  These two interests are joined in her teaching and her scholarship.  Her first book, Projections of Power: The United States and Europe in Colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941 is published by Duke University Press (2010).  She has written several articles for journals and edited books, and is co-editor of The American Colonial State in the Philippines: Global Perspectives (2003).  Her current research focuses on the politics of opium in colonial Southeast Asia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  She has conducted research in Washington, D.C., New York City, London, Paris, the Hague, Aix-en-Provence, and Geneva.  At Indiana State, she teaches courses in United States history, the history of American foreign relations, Asian history, the history of the war in Vietnam, the history of imperialism, and history methodology.  She is also a member of the Liberal Studies faculty, and participates in the Interdisciplinary Program unit.  She serves as an adviser to undergraduates in the History major and minor.