Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 1995
E312 Thompson Hall
Office Phone: 716/673-3878
Research Interests: Currently, my research and publications focus on cultural interaction in the Atlantic World, with an emphasis on British-Iroquois relations in the colonial Northeast. I am interested, as well, in the broader subject of multicultural communities throughout the Atlantic World and the ways in which cultural interaction was mediated during encounters. My book manuscript deals with interpreters as cultural mediators between the British and the Iroquois from 1664 to 1775.
Teaching Interests: I teach courses specializing on Early America, Atlantic World to 1820, Early American Ethnohistory, and Native American History. In the past, I have taught the following courses.
- HIST 105 United States History I
- HIST 201 Doing History (focusing on the Salem Witch Trials)
- HIST 288 The Atlantic World, 1500-1820
- HIST 325 Colonial American History
- HIST 356 American Indian History
- HIST 357 Indians and Europeans in Early America