Cameron Strang

Cameron B. Strang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Cameron Strang


Cameron B. Strang is an early Americanist who focuses on the history of science, borderlands, Native America and the Atlantic world. His first book, Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850 (winner of the Summerlee Book Prize and the Michael V.R. Thomason Book Award), was published in 2018. 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. He is currently working on a second book project, a history of Native American explorers.


  • Ph.D., History, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
  • M.A., University of New Hampshire, 2008
  • B.A., McGill University, 2004