Joseph De Sapio

Master of Arts in Global Governance

Joseph De Sapio received his doctorate in history from the University of Oxford in 2011, and is the author of Modernity and Meaning in Victorian London (2014), as well as a variety of articles exploring nineteenth-century perceptions and dislocations of mobility and globalisation in a British imperial context.  Since 2013, De Sapio has taught at the University of Guelph, Seneca College, and Fanshawe College.  De Sapio’s research interests lay in the areas of conflict and security, as well as the capacity of multilateral institutions to adapt to the rise of anti-globalisation and illiberal movements in the post-Cold War Western political environment.

Select Publications

  • ‘Modernity and Meaning in Victorian London: Tourist Views of the Imperial Metropolis’ (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), ISBN: 978-1-137-40720-7
  • ‘British Tradition as Canadian History in the Early Twentieth Century’: Canadian Naval Review, 11, 3 (2016): 22-26.
  • ‘Technology, Imperial Connections, and Royal Tourism: the Prince of Wales’ 1875 tour to India’, Farr, Martin and Guégan, Xavier, eds.  The British Abroad since the Eighteenth Century, Vol. I.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • ‘Transient Communities: Travel, Identity, and the Victorian Railway Carriage, 1840-1890’: Mobilities, 8, 2 (2013): 201-19.
  • ‘A Reign of Steam:  Continental Perceptions of Modernity in Victorian London, 1840-1900’: The London Journal, 37, 1 (March 2012): 42-55.


  • D.Phil in History:  University of Oxford (2011)
  • M.A. in History: The University of Western Ontario (2007)
  • B.A. in History, with Honours: Brock University (2006)
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