Christopher Hodson taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University before joining the history department at Brigham Young University. He is the author of the forthcoming Refugees: The Worlds of the Acadian Diaspora, and has published articles on French, colonial, and Atlantic history in French Historical Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Early American History, History Compass, and Outre-mers: revue d’histoire.
Professor Hodson has lectured on French colonial history at Harvard, Cambridge, McGill, and New York Universities and at L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, where he has accepted a visiting position in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in early American history from Northwestern University in 2004, and was then selected as a Mellon Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies in Philadelphia. He is co-director of the Rocky Mountain Seminar in Early American History.
His next book, Discovering Empire: Discovering Empire: France and the Atlantic World from the Age of Columbus to the Rise of Napoleon, written in collaboration with Brett Rushforth, will be published by Basic Books.