Pekka Hämäläinen (historian)
Pekka Hämäläinen (born 1967, Helsinki) is a Finnish professor is currently a Rhodes Professor at the University of Oxford and was formerly in the History Department at University of California at Santa Barbara and the author of a multiple prize-winning book, The Comanche Empire.
He graduated from University of Helsinki, with a Ph.D. in 2001. He taught at Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2004. His work has appeared in the American Historical Review, Journal of American History,William and Mary Quarterly,and the Western Historical Quarterly. He taught in the History Department at University of California, Santa Barbara before moving to Oxford University.
- 2009 Bancroft Prize
- 2008 Kate Brocks Bates Award
- 2009 Merle Curti Award
- 2009 Cundill Prize, runner-up
- 2009 Caughey Western History Association Prize
- Pekka Hämäläinen (2008). The Comanche Empire. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-12654-9. originally his 2001 thesis The Comanche Empire: A Study of Indigenous Power, 1700-1875
- Yale University Press
- "The Politics of Grass: European Expansion, Ecological Change, and Indigenous Power in the Southwest Borderlands". The William and Mary Quarterly. 67 (2): 173. 2010. doi:10.5309/willmaryquar.67.2.173.
- Pekka Hämäläinen faculty page at University of Oxford
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