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Seth Archer

Seth Archer

Assistant Professor

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Office Location: Old Main 321M
IconPhone: 435-797-4228


PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2015

MA, College of William and Mary, 2009

MFA, University of Arizona, 1999

BA, College of William and Mary, 1996

Seth Archer is a cultural and environmental historian of North America with particular interest in Native American and Indigenous history to 1900. His teaching areas include early America and nineteenth-century U.S., American West, environmental history, and the history of health, disease, and medicine. From 2015 to 2017 he was the Mellon Research Fellow in American History at the University of Cambridge. His first book is Sharks upon the Land: Colonialism, Indigenous Health, and Culture in Hawaiʻi, 1778–1855 (Cambridge University Press, 2018).