James B. Tueller

James B. Tueller


James Tueller

Mailing Address:

55-520 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762

Telephone: (808) 675-3841
Email: tuellerj@byuh.ed

Areas of Professional Study and Interest


  • HIST 200 - The Historian's Craft
  • HIST 201 - History of Civilization Before 1500
  • HIST 201 - History of Civilization Before 1500 (Honors)
  • HIST 202 - History of Civilization Since 1500
  • HIST 202 - History of Civilization Since 1500 (Honors)
  • HIST 322 - Early Modern Age
  • HIST 324 - Modern Europe
  • HIST 390R - Spain in the Pacific
  • HIST 485 - Junior Tutorial in History
  • HIST 495R - Independent Study
  • SPAN 441 - Survey of Spanish Literature



  • Spanish
  • French
  • Tagalog
  • Arabic

Biographical Sketch

James B. Tueller has been a member of the faculty at Brigham Young University - Hawaii Campus since August 1997. Before moving to La‘ie, O‘ahu, he received his Ph.D. in history at Columbia University in New York City. Jim was born in Morocco where his father worked in the Tangier Consulate of the United States of America. With his father’s assignments, he has also lived in Caracas, Venezuela, Panama City, Panama, Manila, Philippines and Madrid, Spain. His first book, Good and Faithful Christians: Moriscos and Catholicism in Early Modern Spain, was published by the University Press of the South in 2002. It examines the Morisco expulsion from Spain in 1609 and how the descendants of forcibly baptized Christians adapted to a century’s worth of Catholicism. He co-authored the book, Navigating the Spanish Lake: The Pacific in the Iberian World, 1521-1898 (University of Hawaii Press, 2014). This history explores examples of the Spanish Empire in the Pacific Ocean. His current projects include maritime history, children’s stories and history education.