Cameron Strang - on leave

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2013


Lincoln Hall, 221
(775) 682-8994


Cameron B. Strang joined UNR’s history department in 2014. He is an early Americanist who focuses on natural knowledge, borderlands, Native America, Atlantic history, and the South. He earned his BA from McGill University (2004), his MA from the University of New Hampshire (2008), and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (2013). He has received support for his research from the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the National Science Foundation, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, and several other institutions. His articles include prize-winning pieces in The William and Mary Quarterly and The Journal of American History, and he is co-editor of a special edition of Early American Studies on the environment in early America. He also co-edited HOSLAC: The History of Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, available online at He is currently completing his first book, tentatively titled Frontiers of Knowledge: Science and Empire in the Southeast Borderlands, 1500-1850. He is on leave in 2016-2017 to research his second book, a history of Native American explorers. 


HIST 101: U.S. History to 1877

HIST 406D/606D: The Civil War in American Culture

HIST 410A/610A: American Intellectual/Cultural History I

HIST 413/613: U.S. History from 1815 to 1877

HIST 416/618: U.S.-Amerindian Relations 

HIST 721: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century U.S. History

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