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