Sean Fraga

Postgraduate Research Associate

Sean Fraga
  • Ph.D. History, Princeton University
  • M.A. History, Princeton University
  • B.A. American Studies, Yale University

Sean Fraga studies historical connections between technology, mobility, the environment, and social change, especially in the U.S. West and Pacific World. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Princeton and a B.A. in American Studies from Yale. His dissertation, "Ocean Fever: Water, Trade, and the Shaping of the Terraqueous Pacific Northwest," argued that American settlers interested in trade with Asia used steam-powered technology to re-shape the Pacific Northwest as a commercial hub during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More information is available on his website.