Bryan Rindfleisch, assistant professor of history, is one of 14 members of the first cohort of fellows in the newly-established Bright Institute at Knox College, a program for professors who teach early American history at liberal arts colleges.
They will attend a two-week, in-residence summer seminar for three years on the Galesburg, Illinois, campus. Each year’s seminar will be co-hosted by an eminent professor of American history before 1848 and a pedagogical consultant who will help participants turn their research into incisive classroom opportunities.
Rindfleisch specializes in Early American, Native American, and Atlantic World history. His manuscript – which focuses on the intersection of colonial, Native, imperial, and Atlantic histories, peoples, and places in 18th Century North America – will appear in print as part of the University of Alabama Press’s new series, Indians and Southern History, in spring 2019.