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Chris Hodson

Associate Professor
History Faculty, Colonial History, 1500-1800, Atlantic World, North America

Office: 2125 JFSB
Consultation Hours: TTh: 1:30 - 3 PM

Christopher Hodson specializes in colonial and Atlantic history, with an emphasis on the early modern French empire, comparative imperialism, and early modern diasporas. After earning his PhD. from Northwestern University in 2004, Chris spent two years as an Andrew Mellon Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania. In 2007 he came to BYU, where he teaches both upper- and lower-division courses in the Department of History. His first book, The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. His next project, to be co-authored with Brett Rushforth of the College of William and Mary, is entitled Discovering Empire: France and the Atlantic World from the Age of the Crusades to the Rise of Napoleon. It will be published by Basic Books. Chris's articles have appeared in several journals, including Early American Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies, French Historical Studies,Outre-mers: révue d'histoire, and the William and Mary Quarterly. He lives in Springville, Utah, with his wife, Sarah, and their three children.