Haefeli, Evan 1969–
Haefeli, Evan 1969–
PERSONAL: Surname is pronounced "Hay-full-ee"; born July 23, 1969, in Bayshore, NY; son of Richard T. (a lawyer) and Nancy (a teacher; maiden name, Crowell) Haefeli. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Hampshire College, B.A., 1992; Princeton University, Ph.D., 2000. Politics: "Liberal-left." Religion: "Lapsed Catholic."
CAREER: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, lecturer in history, 2000–02; Tufts University, Medford, MA, assistant professor of history, 2002–. Guest lecturer at other institutions, including Amherst College, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Columbia University.
MEMBER: American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, American Society for Ethnohistory, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, American Association for Netherlandic Studies, French Colonial Historical Society, American Society for Church History, Pennsylvania Historical Association, New York Historical Society, Friends of New Netherland.
AWARDS, HONORS: (With Kevin Sweeney) Richard L. Morton Award, Institute for Early American History and Culture, Harold L. Peterson Award, Eastern National Parks and Monuments Association, and best essay award, Society of Colonial Wars, all 1995, for article "Revisiting 'The Redeemed Captive': New Perspectives on the 1704 Attack on Deerfield"; Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1996–98; grants from Phillips Fund for Native American Research and New Jersey Historical Commission, 2000; Gilder Lehrman research fellow, 2000; National Endowment for the Humanities, fellowship, 2002, grant, 2004.
(With Kevin Sweeney) Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield (History Book Club selection), University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 2004.
(Editor, with Kevin Sweeney) Captive Histories: The Many Stories of the Deerfield Massacre, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 2004.
Contributor to books, including After King Philip's War: Presence and Persistence in Indian New England, edited by Colin G. Calloway, University of New England Press (Hanover, NH), 1997; Lethal Imagination: Violence and Brutality in American History, edited by Michael A. Bellesisle, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1999; and Varieties of Religious Conversion in the Early Modern Atlantic World, edited by James Muldoon, University of Florida Press (Gainesville, FL). Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including New England Quarterly, Early American Studies, French Colonial History, William and Mary Quarterly, and De Haelve Maen.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Tolerated: Dutch Religion and English America, 1618–1715.
SIDELIGHTS: Evan Haefeli told CA: "I write to know and understand my world, and to share that understanding with others. The writing process is painful and irregular, but necessary for my peace of mind. It helps me live more fully in the world. I cannot imagine not doing it.
"My main interest is in understanding why different groups of people come into conflict, and under what conditions they can live peacefully together. As a historian of colonial America, this has drawn me to the study of Indian wars and religious toleration. As someone very interested in different languages and culture, I try to approach these issues from the perspective of all participants equally."