Dr. Richard King

Visiting Associate Professor, Maritime History and Literature

PhD, University of St. Andrews

Research Areas & Interests:

Rich’s teaching and research focuses on intersections between sea voyage narratives, environmental history, and marine biology. He’s the author of the interdisciplinary books Lobster, The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History, and Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick. He writes and illustrates a regular column on ocean animals for Sea History magazine, and edits the “Searchable Sea Literature” website, which aims to provide open access to a wide range of North American voices on the ocean.

Courses Taught:

  • Maritime History and Culture
  • Sense of Place

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