Lecturer in History, Smith College
Holger Droessler is a historian of 19th- and 20th-century U.S. history, with a special focus on imperialism, capitalism and the Pacific. His book manuscript, Coconut Colonialism: Samoa and the Making of the Global South, argues that the globalization of Samoa at the turn of the 20th century was driven by the diverse group of people working on and off the islands. He has published on a variety of topics, including labor, Pacific history, environmental history and global hip-hop. His teaching ranges from modern U.S. history in global perspective to the history of capitalism and environmental history.