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Columbia University
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Late-Early Modern Europe, Modern Europe, Globalization, Migration and Diversity, Law and Society, War and Society, Germany, France, Diplomacy and Strategy
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About Me

Dr. Crosby-Arnold brings more than twenty years of Research-1 level university experience as a professional historian, investigator, analyst, evaluator and author of scholarly publications to practice and has given numerous presentations, taught university lecture courses and researched seminars, and advised people in leadership positions.

Dr. Crosby-Arnold specializes in understanding complex causes and effects, with a particular interest in identifying and understanding soft foils and threats to strategic aims.  Duly credentialed, she is authorized access to closed primary sources in national, regional and local archives around the world. She holds the advanced degrees of PhD and MA from the Graduate School of Brown University, and her career spans King’s College-London, the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History – Frankfurt, Germany, Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Columbia University in the City of New York. She presents historical analysis in a wide array of international venues in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including a Certificate of Leader Development in National Security and Strategy from the US Army War College and four consecutive years as co-chair of the European and Brexit panels for SCUSA at the United States Military Academy, West Point. An Army Brat, she grew-up between Okinawa, Germany and the United States, and, has, in order of fluency: English, German, French and Spanish.

Recent Publications

Margaret Crosby-Arnold, “A Case of Hidden Genocide?:  Disintegration and Destruction of People of Color in Napoleonic Europe, 1799-1815,” Atlantic Studies, 14:3 (2017)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Western and Central Europe and the Wider World
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Caribbean, France, Germany, Latin America, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Colonialism, Diplomacy, Economic History, Emancipation, Gender, Genocide, Government, Law, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery