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University of the Pacific
|Interests:||Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Maritime History / Studies
Modern European History / Studies
Southeast Asian History / Studies
World History / Studies
Kris Alexanderson is Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, where she teaches courses on world history, maritime history, and the history of science and technology. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2011 and was an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University and a Fulbright IIE scholar to the Netherlands before joining Pacific’s faculty in 2013. Her book manuscript, Subversive Seas: Anti-Colonial Networks Across the Dutch Empire, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press and scheduled for publication in late 2018, examines flows of anti-Western and anti-colonial ideas and activists across global maritime networks during the interwar period and the collaborative efforts of the Netherlands East Indies’ colonial administration, Dutch shipping businesses, and foreign consulates in port cities across the Middle East and Asia in controlling the world’s oceans. Other publications include a forthcoming article “Insecurity at Sea: Transoceanic Policing and Anti-Imperial Migrations in the Early Twentieth-Century Dutch Empire,” in the Journal of Modern European History’s special issue on Security and Empire, "’A Dark State of Affairs’: Hajj Networks, Pan-Islamism, and Dutch Colonial Surveillance During the Interwar Period" published in the Journal of Social History (2014), numerous contributions to The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade (ABC-CLIO, 2017), and book reviews in the Journal of Early Modern History, Journal of Pacific History, and Journal of Military History.