Samantha Christiansen, Ph.D.

Samantha Christiansen, Ph.D.

Samantha Christiansen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of History
COLU 2049

Biographical Information

Samantha Christiansen is a specialist in modern South Asian and World History with particular interest in Social Movements, Political and Urban History. She also engages in teaching and research around the role of film and media in popular understandings of the past. Prior to joining UCCS as faculty, she served as Assistant Professor of Asian History and Director of Women’s Studies at Marywood University and has taught at Northeastern University, Babson College, Clark University, and Independent University Bangladesh.

Areas of Interest

  • Modern South Asia (and Diaspora)
  • Global Sixties
  • Global South Political and Urban History
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Gender and Identity


  • 2013 Ph.D. World History, Northeastern University, Boston, MA Dissertation: Beyond Liberation: Students, Space and the State in East Pakistan/Bangladesh 1952-1990
  • 2008 M.A. World History, and Graduate Certificate Women’s Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 2005 B.A. History, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO