Taylor Joy Kirsch

TitlePhD Candidate,
Teaching Fellow - Writing Program,
Teaching Assistant - History
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
Phone(831) 459-3701
OfficeHumanities & Social Sciences Bldg, rm 150
Campus Mail StopHistory Department
Taylor Joy Kirsch

Research Interests

M.A. Thesis: Indigenous Land Ownership in the Borderlands of 17th Century New England

Research Interests Include:  Indigenous History, 17th Century America, Borderlands, Religion and Spirituality, Transnationalism, Atlantic World, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Anthropology and Archaeology 

Biography, Education and Training

M.A.  University of California Santa Cruz

B.A. University of California Berkeley

Honors, Awards and Grants

UC Santa Cruz History Department Pre-Dissertation Fellowship

UC Santa Cruz Regents Fellowship

Ventura Retired Teacher's Association Fellowship

Ethel O. Gardner Merit Award for Higher Education 

UC Berkeley Honors


UC Berkeley Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

Teaching Interests

Interests include: Indigenous History, United States History, World History, Borderlands, Religion and Spirituality, Colonialism and Empire Studies, Interdisciplinary Research and Learning

Teaching Assistant for:

HIS 80X Civil Rights Movment with Dr. David Brundage                                      

HIS 100 Historical Skills and Methods with Dr. Catherine Jones

HIS 2B World History Since 1500 with Dr. Gregory O’Malley

HIS 10A United States History with Dr. Catherine Jones

HIS 5B Early Christianity with Dr. Ethan Spanier

HIS 61 Greco Roman Mythology with Drs. Jennifer Lynn and Charles Hedrick