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Tyson Reeder

Assistant Professor

2111 JFSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602


Tyson Reeder (Ph.D., University of California, Davis) is assistant professor of history at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on early American transnational and international history. He is the author of Serpent in Eden: Foreign Meddling and Partisan Politics in James Madison’s America (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). He also authored Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019) and numerous articles and book chapters, and he is the editor of The Routledge History of U.S. Foreign Relations. Before joining BYU, he was an assistant professor at the University of Virginia, where he worked as an editor of the Papers of James Madison.

Research Interests

US Constitution
Early US foreign relations
James Madison
Atlantic history
Iberian Atlantic

Teaching Interests

Constitutional history
Early America
Atlantic world
US foreign relations

Courses Taught