Christian Koot joined the History Department in 2007 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware’s Department of History

Towson 2016 He is the author of two books. A Biography of a Map in Motion: Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake  (2018) examines the history of one important map of the 17th century Chesapeake and the mapmaker who created it.

Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713 (NYU Press, 2011, ppbk., 2015) is a history of Anglo-Dutch trade in the early modern English Atlantic.


His research interests focus on the United States in the Colonial and Early Modern periods, the history of the Atlantic world and the Caribbean, economic and commercial history, imperial history, and the history of cartography.

Dr. Koot teaches courses on Colonial and Revolutionary America, the history of capitalism, the history of shopping in America, and the world of Thomas Jefferson.  Dr. Koot is also the chairperson of the Department of History at Towson University.

You can follow him on Twitter @christian_koot