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  • Assistant Professor of History


  • BA Loyola University-Chicago, 2001
  • MA, St. Cloud State University, 2006
  • PhD, University of Oklahoma, 2012


Matt Bahar is a historian of colonial America whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of American Indian, imperial, and maritime history.  He is writing a book about an imperialist Indian confederacy that extended dominion over the waters of the northwest Atlantic and the shores of French Acadia and northern New England.  The project has earned fellowships from the Huntington Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, and the American Philosophical Society.  He is the author of “People of the Dawn, People of the Door: Indian Pirates and the Violent Theft of an Atlantic World,” Journal of American History 101:2 (September 2014), 401-426.