Adrian van der Velde

 Adrian van der Velde

Contact Information

History, 309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801


I am a third year doctoral student in the history department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While generally focused on early modern Europe, my research uses the lens of race and religion to examine Dutch colonies in the Caribbean during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. My master’s thesis (at Wright State University) examined the pamphleteering between England and the Dutch Republic during the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the seventeenth century.

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Europe
  • Atlantic World
  • Cultural and Intellectual


  • BA, Cedarville University
  • MA, Wright State University