John McGrath

Associate Professor of Social Sciences


BA Economics, Harvard University
MA Writing and Publishing, Emerson College
MA Modern European History, Boston University
PhD Modern European History, Boston University

Teaching interests: European History, Colonial American History, Economic History, Chinese History

Research interests: Sixteenth Century Europe and America, especially Travel Literature, Cartography, and Maritime History

Selected publications:

The Modernization of the Western World. M. E. Sharpe, June 2011.

The French in Early Florida: In the Eye of the Hurricane. University Press of Florida, 2000.

“Florida in the European Imagination” Florida Historical Quarterly, Jan. 2013.

“European Settlements.” Chapters in American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Trends that Made U.S. History. Vol. I. Facts on File, 2011.

“French Fort Caroline.” in Susan Parker and Kathleen Deagan, eds. Why St. Augustine? University Press of Florida, 2011.

“Fort Caroline: A Sixteenth Century French Colony in Florida.” Alliance Francaise Magazine. Fall, 2010. 18-23.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Editor, Vol X. Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations. Oxford University Press and British (forthcoming).

Screenwriter, The Real Story of Thanksgiving Workaholic Productions, for the History Channel, 2010.

Peyton Richter Award, for excellence in interdisciplinary teaching. Boston University, 2007.