Adrian van der Velde

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Contact Information

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


I am a PhD Candidate in history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My dissertation research focuses on technology, religion, and mobility in relation to “the night” in the colonial Atlantic World of Britain, France, and the Netherlands. Central to this theme are the ways that the population mobilized the night as a means of resistance to colonial authority.

Research Interests

Atlantic World
Early Modern Europe
Cultural History


MA, Wright State University
BA, Cedarville University

Awards and Honors

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019