Seth Archer


Associate Professor

Seth Archer

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 321K
Phone: 435-797-4228
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Educational Background

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 and environmental historian of North America specializing in Indigenous history and the history of health, disease, and medicine. His first book is Sharks upon the Land: Colonialism, Indigenous Health, and Culture in Hawaiʻi, 1778-1855 (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which won the President's Book Award from the Social Science History Association. From 2015 to 2017 he was the Mellon Research Fellow in American History at the University of Cambridge.