Martin J. Wiener

Martin J. Wiener
Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of History
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1967
B.A. Brandeis University, 1962
713-348-2886
334 Humanities
Areas of Interest: 
  • Great Britain 1500- present
  • British Empire
  • Crime and punishment in Britain and the Empire
Research and Teaching: 

Dr. Wiener does not take graduate students in British history who seek him as dissertation director. However, he does teach graduate courses in the department as needed, and directs graduate reading in modern British history and British empire history. He is glad to serve as a general field examiner or member of a dissertation committee for graduate students in the department when that fits their interests. He has served, and is serving, on dissertation committees in English

Selected Publications: 
  • English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit, 1850-1980 (Cambridge, 2004)
  • Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in Victorian England (Cambridge, 2004)
  • An Empire on Trial: Race, Murder, and Justice under British Rule, 1870-1935 (Cambridge, 2008)