Rachel St John
Associate Professor of History
Stanford University, BA; Stanford University, PhD
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 705
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Areas of Research/Interest:
19th- and 20th-century United States history with a particular emphasis on the North American West and transnational borderlands history
Rachel St John’s research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century North American history with a particular emphasis on state-formation and nation-building. She teaches courses in 19th-century United States history, transnational borderlands history, environmental history, and the history of the U.S. West. Her first book, Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border, was published by Princeton University Press in early 2011. She is currently working on a new book which will explore the diverse range of nation-building projects that emerged throughout North America in the nineteenth century.
Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border (Princeton University Press, 2012).