Kelsey Champagne

Assistant Professor of History & Museum Studies

Kelsey Champagne


Kelsey Champagne is a historian of the Atlantic world, with a focus on the material, religious, and cultural history of the British Isles, colonial North America (with a particular emphasis on St. Mary's City), and the West Indies. Before joining SMCM, she was a curator at Johns Hopkins, where she helped build a collection of rare books, manuscripts, ephemera, and art exclusively relating to women in early modern Europe and Latin America, entitled Women of the Book.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Early Modern Europe
  • Colonial Maryland
  • Women's History
  • Atlantic World

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Atlantic World
  • European History
  • Western Religious History


  • B.A. in English, French at Johns Hopkins University, 2015
  • Ph.D. in History, Renaissance Studies at Yale University, 2021