- Bachelor of Arts, Loyola University-Chicago, 2001
- Master of Arts, St. Cloud State University, 2006
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, 2012
Matt Bahar is a historian of colonial America and the early modern Atlantic World. His research and teaching interests lie in early Native America, the maritime northeast, and Atlantic piracy. His current book project synthesizes these interests in a study of the colonial-era Wabanaki Indians of northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes. He teaches courses on the history of early America, Native America, the Atlantic World, and piracy.