Berkley Seminar on Global History: Borderlands and Border Crossings in the 19th-Century World
Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico
As a historian who approaches the U.S. West and Mexican North primarily from the perspective of their shared borderlands, Professor Truett is interested in the crossingssocial, cultural, and environmentalthat have connected these two regions to the rest of the Americas and the world at large. Known best for his work in borderlands history, he also works actively in western U.S. history, environmental history, transnational history, Native American History, Mexican history, and the history of empires and borderlands in global context. His current research extends from continental North America into the indigenous and trans-imperial spaces of the Indian Ocean, the China Seas, and the Pacific basin.