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Christian Pinnen

Associate Professor - History and Political Science

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Jennings Hall 211

Dr. Christian Pinnen is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Political Science. Dr. Pinnen joined MC’s faculty in 2012 and currently teaches U.S. History, History of the Old South, Latin America Survey, the American Revolution, and American Slavery. His research focuses on race and slavery in the Spanish-American borderlands and capitalism in early America. He has published two books in 2019: Complexion of Empire in Natchez and Colonial Mississippi. Dr. Pinnen is the recipient of the 2019 Humanities Teacher of the Year award and Complexion of Empire in Natches received the 2020 Best Book of the Year award from the Mississippi Historical Society. He also attends Saint James Episcopal Church in Jackson. 


  • M.A. in History, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Ph.D. in History, The University of Southern Mississippi

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