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Featured Alumni: Lou Roper

Lou Roper Headshot

1992, PhD

Current position
Professor of History, State University of New York - New Paltz

Additional degrees, majors, training
JD, University of Buffalo, 1983
BA, Northeastern University, 1976

"How did your history degree from U of R help you prepare for your profession?"

It trained me as a teacher-scholar of early modern Britain and it's empire.

Most Recent Work
Advancing Empire: English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613-1688 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
The Torrid Zone: Caribbean Colonization and Cultural Interaction in the Long Seventeenth Century (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018)