Christian Ayne Crouch
Primary Academic Program: Historical Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Africana Studies, American and Indigenous Studies, Experimental Humanities, French Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Human Rights, Latin American and Iberian Studies
Area of Specialization: Early modern Atlantic world history, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Atlantic slavery, empire, and material culture
Biography:BA, Princeton University; MA, MPhil, PhD, New York University. Author, Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France (Cornell, 2014); winner, Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize, French Colonial Historical Society (2015). Selected articles and chapters in Early American Studies (2016), The William & Mary Quarterly (2018), The French Revolution as a Moment of Respatialization (DeGruyter, 2019), Panorama (2021), Beyond the Horizon (Chicago, 2022), Journal of the Early Republic (2023). Fellowships and grants from the American Philosophical Society, John Carter Brown Library, the Ford Foundation, Harvard University Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, the Massachusetts Historical Society, Mellon Foundation, Newberry Library, William L. Clements Library, and Yale Center for British Art. Member, Omohundro Institute Council (2018–22). Curatorial advisor, Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks (Brooklyn Museum, 2020–21). Michèle Dominy Award for Teaching Excellence (2019). Teaching and research specialization in early modern Atlantic history, Native American and Indigenous studies, Atlantic slavery, empire, and visual and material culture. At Bard since 2006.
- Research Interests: Frontier violence in the colonial Americas; Cultural brokers and cross-cultural exchange between Native Americans and Europeans; French Atlantic Empire
- Teaching Interests: Atlantic empires and early colonial settlement; Native American Studies (Borderlands studies); Comparative Atlantic slavery and cultural retention; American Citizenship and its foundations
Contact:Phone: 845-758-7895 x7895