Christian Ayne Crouch
Dr. Christian Ayne Crouch is associate professor of historical studies and director of American studies at Bard College and currently serves on the council of the Omohundro Institute. She is the author of the award-winning Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France (Cornell 2014). Her scholarship has considered topics in Atlantic military culture, French imperial legacies, intersections in Native and African-American history. Her current book project, Queen Victoria’s Captive: A Story of Ambition, Empire, and a Stolen Ethiopian Prince explores the human and material consequences of the 1868 Maqdala Campaign in Ethiopia in Atlantic context. This past year she also worked as the curatorial advisor for the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone it Cracks.