Travis E. Ross

Historian of capitalism, knowledge, and the Pacific World

About me

headshot of Travis E. Ross I am a historian of the United States in transnational perspective. I completed my PhD in history at the University of Utah in 2017. Originally from western Montana, I currently live with my wife and two children in central Connecticut.

I have in progress a monograph tentatively titled History, Inc. as well as four related essays focused on the intellectual, cultural, and economic history of history. I am an intellectual historian of American regionalism, focusing especially on the history and historiography of western North America. My work also engages several interdisciplinary fields, including book history, the history of knowledge, and the history of capitalism. I am particularly interested in the enduring relationship between private industry and serious knowledge production in the United States before and after academic professionalization.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in collaborating on a panel proposal for an upcoming conference.

Travis E. Ross, PhD