Richard Weyhing, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. The University of Chicago: 2012.
M.A. The University of Chicago: 2005.
B.A. The University of Michigan: 2003.

Areas of Specialization
Early America, Native American history, comparative history of European empires and colonies in the early modern Atlantic world.

Selected Publications
"Le Sueur in the Sioux Country: Rethinking France's Indian Alliances in the Pays d'en Haut".  Atlantic Studies (2013), Vol. 10, No. 1, 35-50.
"'Gascon Exagerrations': The Rise of Antoine Laumet (dit de Lamothe, Sieur de Cadillac), The Foundation of Detroit, and the Origins of the Fox Wars" in French and Indians in the Heart of North America, 1630-1815.  (Michigan State University Press, 2013), 77-112.
"The Straits of Empire: French Colonial Detroit and the Origins of the Fox Wars". Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Chicago Department of History (2012).
"Beneath the Rising Sun: 'Frenchness' and the Archaeology of Desire". International Journal of Historical Archaeology (2008) 12:370-387. (With Shannon Lee Dawdy).
"The French Colonies," Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Volume 1, 1500-1783, Andrew Robertson, ed. (New York: CQ Press, 2010).

U.S History to 1865
Colonial America
Native American History
The Atlantic World
The Frontier in American History and Culture