Bard Faculty

Christian Crouch

Associate Professor of History

Primary Academic Program: Historical Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Africana Studies, American Studies, Experimental Humanities, French Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Human Rights, Latin American and Iberian Studies

Academic Expertise: Historical Studies

Area of Specialization: Early modern Atlantic world history


B.A., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University. Recipient, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2006), W. B. H. Dowse Fellowship (2003–04), Society of Colonial Wars Fellowship (2003–04, 2004–05). Specialization in early modern Atlantic world history, colonial America, slavery, and empire. 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


Phone: 845-758-6822 x6874
Location: Fairbairn
Office: 104