Andrew Lipman is a historian of Early America who joined the Barnard faculty in 2015 after five years teaching at Syracuse University. His research interests include the Atlantic World, early America, Native Americans, violence, technology, and the environment. His first book, The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast, received several honors, including the Bancroft Prize in American History.
Lipman’s work has appeared in Common-place, Early American Studies, Reviews in American History, and The William and Mary Quarterly and he’s contributed pieces to Slate and TIME. His research has been supported by the American Philosophical Society, The Huntington Library, The International Seminar in the History of the Atlantic World at Harvard, John Carter Brown Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, and the New-York Historical Society. He has also served as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the Museum of the City of New York,and he is an elected fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
At Barnard, Lipman teaches a variety of courses, including “Survey of American Civilization to the Civil War,” “Early America to 1763,” “Revolutionary America, 1763-1815,” “Colonial Gotham: The History of New York City, 1609-1776,” and “A History of Violence: Force and Power in Early America.” He also leads graduate seminars at Columbia on Early American History and Native American History.