Christina Snyder is a historian of colonialism, race, and slavery, with a focus on North America from the pre-contact era through the nineteenth century. Snyder’s first book, Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America, was published by Harvard University Press in 2010 and earned a wide range of accolades, including the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize, the James H. Broussard Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the John C. Ewers Prize from the Western History Association. Snyder’s latest book, Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson will be released by Oxford University Press in early 2017. She is also the author of more than twenty-five articles and review essays, and her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Antiquarian Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Snyder’s work has been featured on PBS, NPR and Slate.
At Indiana University, Snyder offers courses in US history and Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), and her excellence in teaching has been recognized with a Trustees’ Teaching Award and an appearance on C-SPAN’s Lectures in History.