Employment

Assistant Professor The University of Nevada, Reno
Department of History
2014 – present

Education

Ph.D. History University of California, Berkeley 2014
M.A. History University of California, Berkeley 2009
M.Ed. Sec. Ed. University of Florida 2007
B.A. History and English University of Florida 2006

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 

Reviews

Christopher M. Church. “Indian River Lagoon: An Environmental History by Nathaniel Osborn (review).” Journal of Southern History 83, no. 1 (2017): 192-193.

• Church, C. “A review of Creole Citizens of France: the Trans-Atlantic Politics of Antillean Education and the Creole Movement Since 1945 by Sara Moon McDermott Thompson.” Dissertation Reviews. (2014).http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/7411.

 

Other Publications

• Church, C. (2013). “The Language of Citizenship and the Calculus of Disaster: Civic Duty and Economics following the 1891 Hurricane in the French Antilles.” H-France Salon, Volume 5, Issue 11. http://www.h-france.net/Salon/h-francesalon.html

Fellowships and Awards

• Association for Computers and the Humanities Travel Bursary | 2013
• Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuition Scholarship | University of Victoria | 2012, 2013
• SMART Mentoring Grant | University of California, Berkeley | 2013
• COR RAH Grant | University of California, Berkeley | 2012
• Graduate Division Summer Grant | University of California, Berkeley | 2012
• History Departmental Fellowship | University of California, Berkeley | 2008-2012
• Dean’s Honor Roll | University of Florida | 2002 – 2006
• Robert Byrd Honors Scholar | FL Dept. of Education | 2002 – 2006
• University Scholar Award for Thesis Research | University of Florida | May 2005
• Daniel Bredahl Scholar | UF International Center | 2005
• Anderson Scholar | UF International Center | 2005
• Paris Research Center Honors Scholar | UF International Center | 2005
• Wentworth Scholar | University of Florida | August 2002
• Pat Oliphant Memorial Technology Service Scholar | School Board of Palm Beach | 2002

Appointments

• Editor | January 2014 – present
H-France Review, The Society for French Historical Studies• Outreach | August 2013 – May 2014
Social Sciences Data Lab (D-Lab), University of California, Berkeley

• Program Coordinator | August 2012 – August 2013
Social Sciences Data Lab (D-Lab), University of California, Berkeley

• Digital Humanities Coordinator | August 2011 – July 2012
Dept. of History, University of California, Berkeley

Organizations, Projects, and Committees

University of Nevada, Reno

• Shared History Program, Committee member | August 2014 – present
Shared history program (oral/public/digital) at UNR geared toward creating historians “in the world.”

• Data Working Group | September 2014 – present
Group of faculty members from across the disciplines who conduct data-intensive research at UNR.

Conferences and Presentations

• “History, Numbers, Numeracy: Opportunities and Obstacles in Quantitative and Digital History”
Organization of American Historians | April 2016
Providence, RI

• “Economic Growth and Ecological Risk in Florida and the Wider Caribbean during the Roaring ’20s”
Atlantic Environments and the American South | February 2016
Rice University

• “Natural Language Processing and Optical Character Recognition: the View from the Humanities.”
Campus Conferences: Big Data | November 2015
University of Nevada, Reno

• “Catastrophe and Citizenship: Understanding French Colonial Culture using Computer-Assisted Techniques.”
Invited Lecture | March 2014
Eastern Illinois University

• “The Language of Citizenship and the Calculus of Disaster: Civic Duty and Economics following the 1891 Hurricane in the French Antilles.
Western Society for French History | October 2013

• “The Great Fire of Fort-de-France: Exploring the Language of Catastrophe, Citizenship, and Compatriotism in Colonial Martinique.”
Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) | August 2013
University of California, Berkeley

• “La France et la question raciale dans les espaces tropicaux : les Antilles françaises sous la IIIème République”
Invited lecture | March 2013
Université Paris 8

• “Databases for Historical Research: Visualizing Disaster in the Nineteenth-Century French Caribbean
Digital Humanities Roundtable | November 2012
University of California, Berkeley

• “Strikingly French: Labor Unrest, Metropolitan Politics, and Martinique at the Turn of the Century”
History+ Conference | October 2012
University of California, Los Angeles

• “Cinders and Citizenship: Martinique and the Metropole in the Aftermath of the Great Fire of 1890”
Western Society for French History | October 2012
University of Calgary, Canada

• “Computing, the Practice of History, and the Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley”
Digital Humanities Summer Institute | June 2012
University of Victoria, B.C., Canada

• “Building Databases for Humanities Research”
The Humanities and Technology (THAT) Camp | October 2011
Google Campus: Mountain View, CA

• “French Race, Tropical Space”
285 Colloquium: History Graduate Association | September 2010
University of California, Berkeley

• “Testament to Torture: The Gangrene Affair”
University Scholars Colloquium | April 2006
University of Florida

Computing Skills

• Programming Python, C++, php, Visual Basic, Javascript, jQuery, XML, SQL, Ruby, R
• Qualitative ATLAS.ti, Dedoose, Natural Language Toolkit, Voyant Tools
• Quantitative R, Excel, Database Management Software (MS Access/Base)
• Spatial Analysis ArcGIS, Quantum GIS, Google Earth, KML, Google Maps API
• Network Analysis Gephi, NetLogo, Voyant Tools
• Web 2.0 Drupal, WordPress, Elgg, Django, BASH, HTML, CSS, XML, XHTML, XSLT, XPATH, REST APIs, Web scraping
• Operating Systems Microsoft Windows, Linux
• Version Control Github

Teaching Experience

Courses

• HIST 224: Pirates and Hackers
University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV

• HIST 300a: Digitizing History
University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV

• HIST 370: The Cultural History of Disasters
University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV

• HIST 462: The French Revolution
University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV

• CH202: The Modern World
University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV

Workshops

• Network Analysis and Data Flows
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Summer 2015

• Text Analysis with Voyant Tools
Eastern Illinois University | Charleston, IL | Spring 2013

• Introduction to XML for Humanities and Social Science Research: a Workshop
The D-Lab at the University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Spring 2013

• Introduction to Databases for Primary Source Research: a Workshop
The D-Lab at the University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Spring 2013

• Teaching Assistant for Europe: 1914-Present
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA | Spring 2013

• Social Network Analysis: a Shadow Course
The D-Lab at the University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Fall 2012

• Databases for Historians: a Workshop Series
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Spring 2012

Graduate Student Instructor

• HIS C157: The Renaissance and Reformation
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Fall 2010

• HIS 5: Eur. History 1453 to Present
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | 2009 – 2011

• HIS 166c: Modern France
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Spring 2010

Secondary Ed

• American History, American History Advanced
David L. Anderson Middle School | Stuart, FL | 2007 – 2008

• American Gov. Honors, American History Honors
Buchholz High School | Gainesville, FL | 2007