Pekka Hämäläinen (historian)

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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[1] and the author of a multiple prize-winning book, The Comanche Empire.[2]


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.[3][4] He taught in the History Department at University of California, Santa Barbara before moving to Oxford University.



  • 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


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  4. ^ "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. 
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