New Faculty: Camille Suárez

Camille Suárez

Assistant Professor, History

Academic focus:

19th century U.S. West

Current research project: 

I am finishing up the manuscript for my first book, “Colonial State Making,” which is about the first thirty years of California statehood and the diverse groups of people that shaped the state. I’ve also begun working on my second project, which is an environmental and settler colonial history of the California wine country. 

 Previous positions:

  • Assistant Professor, History Department, California State University, Los Angeles, 2020 - 2023
  • Assistant Professor, History Department, Valparaiso University, 2019 – 2020

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., History, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
  • B.A., History, University of Notre Dame, 2013 

Last book read:

“Look at the Lights My Love” by Annie Ernaux 

In your own time/when not working:

When I’m not working, I love to hike or run and go to concerts.  

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching: 

A new course I’ve designed, which is a Freshman Writing Seminar about Yosemite National Park

What most excites you about Cornell:

I’m most excited about the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in my department and across campus. 

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