Dr. Paul Conrad


Assistant Professor of History
PSY 123
719.549.2251 (office)
719.549.2705 (fax)

Dr. Conrad received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, after completing his bachelor's degree at Stony Brook State University of New York.  As a historian of North American borderlands, he is particularly interested in the lives of ordinary people as they have crossed borders, navigated intercultural encounters, and negotiated and shaped colonialism and empire in the past and present. He is currently completing a book project titled, “Captive Fates: Displaced Apache Indians in Colonial North America and the Caribbean,” which examines the capture, enslavement, and displacement of Apache groups from the North American West from early Spanish colonization through U.S. colonial settlement. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from such organizations as the Mellon Foundation, the American Philosophical Association, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the Clements Center for Southwest Studies. 

Regular Courses:

HIST201: U.S. History I
HIST136: The Southwest United States
HIST346 (CS 346): History of Mexico
HIST413: The American West
HIST489 (CS 489): Borderlands
HIST491: Special Topics
HIST513: The American West
HIST514: The U.S. Southwest, pre-1848​