Chopra, Ruma

Professor, History




Preferred: (408) 924-5515


Ph.D. University of California Davis, History
M.A., University at Albany, Linguistics
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, English
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, English


Between God and Darwin: Early Modern Transitions in the Understanding of Climate (Columbia University Press, under contract).

Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone (Yale University Press, 2018). 

Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America (Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2013).

Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution (University of Virginia Press, 2011).


John Carter Brown Library, Brown University (RI), 2013 and 2020
North American Conference on British Studies (DC), 2019
Folger Shakespeare Library (DC), 2019
Munich Center for Global History, 2019
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (Munich), 2019
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen), 2018
Obama Institute-Society of Early Americas (Mainz), 2018
Social Science Research Council Fellow, University of Göttingen, 2017
The Huntington Library, San Marino (CA), 2018 and 2016
American Philosophical Society (PA), 2018 and 2015
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (NY), 2005 and 2015
University of Michigan Clements Library (MI), 2005 and 2012
David Library of the American Revolution (PA), 2005 and 2010
Harvard University, Atlantic World (MA), 2008
New York State Library (NY), 2006
American Antiquarian Society (MA), 2006
University of California, Institute of Government Affairs Fellowship (CA), 2005
All-University of California Fellowship (CA), 2004
Hemispheric Institute for the Americas Fellowship (CA), 2004
University of California Borderlands Fellowship (CA), 2003