Jason Sellers

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Jason Sellers
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Office: Monroe 218
Phone: 540.654.1471
Email: jseller4@umw.edu

A specialist in U.S. Colonial History, Dr. Jason Sellers recently completed a dissertation entitled ” Embodied Landscapes: Native Americans, English Colonists, and the Creation of Early American Communities.” In this study, he uses travel narratives, colonial era histories, treaty records, and other published and archival sources to examine connections between early American landscapes and bodies as well as their relation to different formations of cultural communities.


  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2010. History.
  • M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2007. History.
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2003. History and English.


Hist 131: American History to 1865
Hist 132: American History since 1865
Hist 300G: Colonial America
Hist 300N: Native American History
Hist 300#: Early American Religious Contact


“The Body of America: Anatomical understanding and geographic knowledge in English colonization” (in progress)

“Powhatan Confederacy” and “French and Indian War,” Ed. Carlos E. Cortes, Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia (SAGE Reference, forthcoming 2013)