Christopher Strobel

Christoph Strobel, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Dugan Hall, Room 106D


Global/Comparative/Cross-Cultural Historical Perspectives; Native American and African History

Research Interests

Colonial-Indigenous relations; Global/comparative/transnational/cross-cultural perspectives of North 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


Christoph Strobel, Ph.D., is the author of War and Colonization in the Early American Northeast, Native Americans of New England, The Global Atlantic 1400–1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, co-author with Alice Nash of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America, and he has published three books on immigration. Christoph’s scholarly essays appear in various academic journals and edited collections.


  • HIST.1080 World History 2
  • HIST.2390 The Non-Western World Since 1945
  • HIST.2740 Native American History
  • HIST.2810 History of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • HIST.3105 War and Native Americans in Colonial New England
  • HIST.3910 America and the World
  • HIST.4320/HIST.5130 Research Seminar/World History: Theory and Practice
  • HIST.4320/HIST.5450 research Seminar/Native Peoples of the Northern Eastern Woodlands

Selected Publications

  • War and Colonization in the Early American Northeast (New York: Routledge, 2023).
  • Uncovering Indigenous Worlds and Histories on a Bend of a New England River before the 1650s: Problematizing Nomenclature and Settler Colonial, Deep History, and Early Colonization Narratives,” American Studies Journal 69 (2020).
  • Native Americans of New England (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2020). (2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Title)
  • Indigenous Peoples of the Merrimack River Valley in the Early Seventeenth Century: An Atlantic Perspective on Northeastern America,” World History Connected 16/1 (February 2019).
  • “Conquest and Colonization,” in The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas, edited by Olaf Kaltmeier et. al., 75-83 (New York: Routledge, 2019).
  • Rethinking ‘Indigenous Peoples’ and ‘Revolutions’ in World History: Exploring the Ohio Indian Experience through Material Objects and Primary Sources,” World History Connected 15/2 (June 2018). 
  • With Christine Skwiot, “Indigenous Peoples in the Global Revolutionary Era,” World History Connected 15/2 (June 2018). [Also co-editor for this special issue of the journal]
  • With Robert Forrant “‘Into a New Canoe:’ Thinking and Teaching Locally and Globally about Native Americans on the Confluence of the Merrimack and the Concord Rivers,” New England Journal of History (Spring 2016), 62-75. The Global Atlantic, 1400-1900 (New York: Routledge, 2015).
  • “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 (Fall 2014), 35-37.
  • With Robert Forrant, editors, The Big Move: Stories from a Mill City (Lowell, MA: Loom Press, 2011).
  • With Robert Forrant, Ethnicity in Lowell: Ethnographic Overview and Assessment (Boston: Northeast Region Ethnography Program, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2011).
  • Daily Life of the New Americans: Immigration since 1965 (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2010).
  • 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 Publisher, 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 (2008), 21-32.
  • With Alice Nash, Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth Century America (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 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, MI: Bell & Howell, 2006).
  • “‘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 & American Studies 20 (October 2005), 1-15.
  • “’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 (October 2003), 430-452.
  • With John Higginson, “The Instrument of Terror: Some Thoughts on Comparative Historiography, Unofficial White Rural Violence, and Segregation in South Africa and the American South,” Safundi: The Journal of South African & American Studies 11 (July 2003).