Alison Frazier Games


Dorothy M. Brown Distinguished Professor of History


(On leave Fall 2016)


Department of History
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On leave, fall 2016


Alison Games is the Dorothy M. Brown Distinguished Professor of History. She is the convener of the Early Modern Global History Seminar. She has taught at Georgetown since 1995; before she came to Georgetown, she taught for three years at Grinnell College in Iowa. Games writes on a variety of topics related to the history of the early modern world. Her most recent book is Witchcraft in Early North America (2010). Games teaches courses on a variety of topics related to early America, the Atlantic world, and European expansion and global interaction. Undergraduate courses include the Liberal Arts Seminar, Atlantic World, Witches and Witchcraft, Colonial America, American Utopias, Slaves and Captives, and the Age of the American Revolution. Her graduate courses include the core colloquium for first-year students, Global Encounters, the transregional research seminar, and readings classes in early American and Atlantic history. She is working on a book on Anglo-Dutch interactions in the seventeenth-century world. She spent spring 2013 at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and the 2013-2014 academic year at the Huntington Library as the Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow.


  • Ph.D. (1992) University of Pennsylvania, History
  • A.B. (1985) Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, History