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Craig Yirush


Contact Information

Office  5270 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-3078


B.A. (1990) and M.A. (1994) in history from the University of British Columbia. M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from Cambridge University (1995). PhD Johns Hopkins University (2003).


Research interests include the development of political ideas in the early modern British Atlantic, church-state relations in colonial America, the question of Amerindian rights in the first British Empire, and the connection between law and political theory in early modern Europe.

Current Courses by Term

2018 Fall Quarter

History of the U.S. and Its Colonial Origins: Colonial Origins and First Nation Building Acts

Honors Research in History

Introduction to U.S. History: Colonial Period

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2019 Winter Quarter

Revolutionary America, 1760 to 1800

Topics in History: U.S.