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Steven J. Peach Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Crestview Hall 038
Phone: (812) 941-2669
sjpeach@ius.edu

Personal Websites

Biography

Steven J. Peach, Ph.D., is a historian of early America with a specialization in Native American history.  His scholarship examines the Southeastern Indians in the colonial, revolutionary, and early national eras.  His first book, Creeks and Claiming Power in Early America, will interrogate the ways in which Creek leaders and their communities adapted to Euro-American colonization from the 1750s to the early 1800s.  Likewise, his Ethnohistory article entitled "Creek Indian Globetrotter: Tomochichi's Trans-Atlantic Quest for Traditional Power in the Colonial Southeast" (2013) tracks the ocean-going diplomacy of a Creek headman in the eighteenth century.

In addition to publishing book reviews in the Journal of the Early Republic and the Journal of Southern History, he has contributed to The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History, offering up his take on Native American history within the early American scholarship.

Professor Peach maintains an active interest in the field in other ways.  He presents regularly at conferences and seminars, including the American Society for Ethnohistory, the Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.  His work has been supported by the American Philosophical Society, where he earned a Phillips Fund for Native American Research grant.

At Indiana University Southeast, he teaches United States history to 1865 and Native American history to Removal.  He enjoys inviting the IUS students to interpret the rich tapestry of American history through a combination of discussions, quizzes, exams, and original research projects.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy in History, Major in United States History and Ethnohistory, Minor in The Atlantic World
  • Masters

    • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, United States
    • Master of Arts in History, Major in American History, Minor in The Atlantic World

Professional Interests

Teaching

Early American history and Native American history

Research

Southeastern Indian ethnohistory; colonization and indigenous adaptation in North America and the Atlantic World.

Teaching Resource Websites

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Steven J. Peach. (Fall 2013). Creek Indian Globetrotter: Tomochichi's Trans-Atlantic Quest for Traditional Power in the Colonial Southeast. Ethnohistory, 60 (4), 605-635.

Campus Events

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 24th, 2018

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Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 24th, 2018

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 26th, 2018

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Classes End for Summer II Session

Classes End for Summer II Session

August 6th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

August 8th, 2018

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Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

August 10th, 2018

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Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

August 11th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Induction Day

Induction Day

August 17th, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2018 Champions Dinner

2018 Champions Dinner

August 18th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fall Classes Begin

Fall Classes Begin

August 20th, 2018

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August 26th, 2018

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Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

September 3rd, 2018

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