Director of the Center for the Southwest

Dr. Samuel Truett

samuel-truettSamuel Truett received his Ph.D. in History at Yale University and is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico.  He is author of Fugitive Landscapes: The Forgotten History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (2006), co-editor of Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History (2004), and writes broadly on borderlands, environmental, and Native American history.  He has been a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Tampere (Tampere, Finland), and has held residential fellowships at the Huntington Library, Newberry Library, John Carter Brown Library, and Institut d’Etudes Avancées (Institute for Advanced Study) in Nantes, France.  He has led interdisciplinary efforts at UNM with the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies and Ted Turner’s New Mexico ranches.  His new work on borderlands in the nineteenth century looks south across the hemisphere and west to the imperial and Indigenous spaces of the Indian Ocean, the China Seas, and the Pacific basin.

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