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Christoph Strobel

Christopher Strobel
Christoph Strobel, Ph.D.Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4263
  • Office
    Dugan Hall - 106D
  • Email

Research Interests

Global/Comparative/Transnational/Cross-cultural perspectives of North America; Native American history; World history.


  • Ph D: History, (2005), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
  • MA: History, (1999), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
  • BA: History, (1997), Hiram College - Hiram, Ohio

Selected Publications

  • Strobel, C. (2019) "Indigenous Peoples of the Merrimack River Valley in the Early Seventeenth Century: An Atlantic Perspective on Northeastern America", World History Connected 16:1
  • Strobel, C. (2018) "Rethinking ‘Indigenous Peoples’ and ‘Revolutions’ in World History: Exploring the Ohio Indian Experience through Material Objects and Primary Sources", World History Connected 15:2
  • Strobel, C., Forrant, R. (2016) "‘Into a New Canoe:’ Thinking and Teaching Locally and Globally about Native Americans on the Confluence of the Merrimack and the Concord Rivers", The New England Journal of History 72:2 pp. 62-75
  • Strobel, C. (2015) "_The Global Atlantic: 1400 to 1900_", (New York: Routledge, 2015)
  • Strobel, C. (2014) "Facing the World from Indian Country: Some Thoughts and Strategies on Integrating Native Americans into the World since 1500 Survey", World History Bulletin 30:2 pp. 35-37
  • Strobel, C., Forrant, R. (2011) "_Big Move: Immigrant Voices from a Mill City_", (Lowell: Loom Press, 2011)
  • Strobel, C., Forrant, R. (2011) "_Ethnicity in Lowell: Ethnographic Overview and Assessment_", (Boston: Northeast Region Ethnography Program, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2011)
  • Strobel, C. (2010) "_Daily Life of the New Americans: Immigration Since 1965_", (Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2010)
  • Strobel, C. (2008) "_The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire: The Making of Colonial Racial Order in the American Ohio Country and the South African Eastern Cape, 1770s-1850s_", (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008)
  • Strobel, C. (2008) "The Delaware Indians’ Revolution: A Struggle for Sovereignty and Independence in the Tuscarawas and the Muskingum River Valley", Journal of Northwest Ohio History 76:1 pp. 21-32
  • Strobel, C., Nash, A.N. (2006) "_Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America_", (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006)
  • Strobel, C. (2006) "Indigenous Nationalism on Two Frontiers: The American Upper Ohio Valley and the South African Eastern Cape Compared, 1770-1853", _Proceedings of the American Historical Association (2006)_ (Ann Arbor: Bell & Howell Publisher, 2006)
  • Strobel, C. (2005) "'The History of the Cape is Already Written in that of America:' The Colonization of America in South Africa’s Discourse of Empire, 1820s-1850s", Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 6:4 pp. 1-15
  • Strobel, C. (2003) "'We are all Armed and Ready:' Reactionary Insurgency Movements and the Formation of Segregated States in the American South and in South Africa", North Carolina Historical Review 80:4 pp. 430-452
  • Strobel, C., Higginson, J. (2003) "The Instrument of Terror: Some Thoughts on Comparative Historiography, White Rural Unofficial Violence, and Segregation in South Africa and the American South", Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 4:2 pp. 1-10

Research Currently in Progress

  • Book under Contract: _Native Americans of New England_
    Strobel, C.
  • Essay accepted for publication “Conquest and Colonization” in _The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas_ edited by Olaf Kaltmeier et al. (New York: Routledge, 2019)
    Strobel, C.
  • Long term research project in progress:“Indigenous Peoples of the Merrimack River Valley in an Atlantic World” (working title)
    Strobel, C.