Ph.D., Yale University
M.A. and M.Phil., Yale University
A.B., Duke University
Al Zuercher Reichardt joins the MU History Department after a year as a junior visiting fellow at the Center for Humanities & Information at the Pennsylvania State University. Reichardt's research revolves around 18th century European and Indigenous empires in North America and the Atlantic World, with general interests in state formation, historical geography, and knowledge production.
Reichardt's current project examines the contest for the American Interior in the decades before the American Revolution, and maps the development of communications infrastructure over the long Seven Years’ War. The next project turns towards the spatial politics of Native and Euro-American transportation landscapes, from the early colonial period through the rise of the early American state.