Ryan Carr

Ryan Carr (B.A. Haverford, 2004; Ph.D. Yale, 2016) teaches Indigenous Studies at the Center. His research focuses on Northeast Native history, literature, and politics pre-1800 and on the intertwined development of settler colonialism and early ideas about secularism. He is also interested in transatlantic religious history, particularly as it sheds light on the history of the idea of free expression. In addition to his work at the Center, he teaches classes on colonial America for the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Ryan's writing can be found in scholarly publications including English Literary HistoryNew England QuarterlyMELUSJ19, and Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas (Yale UP, 2018). His first book is about the Mohegan-Brothertown minister Samson Occom.