Department Chair:
Renee Romano

Administrative Assistant:
Kathy King

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8520
Fax: 440 775 6910

Rice Hall 316
10 North Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:30

Matthew R. Bahar

Matthew R. Bahar

Assistant Professor of History

Contact Information


Rice 306
(440) 775-6209

Matthew R. Bahar

Assistant Professor Matt Bahar

Educational Background

  • 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.