Dr. Elizabeth Mancke is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Akron.
Works in progress include an edited collection entitled Britain's Oceanic Empire: Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, 1500-1850 with Cambridge University Press; and a monograph Imperium Unbound: European Expansion and the Making of Modern Geopolitics, which will analyze how Europeans administered and governed the dispersed territories they claimed in the early modern empire, with a particular attention to the impact on the development of international relations.
Dr. Mancke has published numerous works in her field: highlights include her monograph The Fault Lines of Empire: Political Differentiation in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, c1760-1830 (New York: Routledge, 2004); her co-editorship of The Creation of the British Atlantic World with Carole Shammas (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2005), to which she also contributed a single-authored article "Chartered Enterprises and the Evolution of the British Atlantic World"; multiple contributions to a collective work The `Conquest' of Acadia, 1710: Imperial, Colonial, and Aboriginal Constructions (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004); a 2011 chapter "Polity Formation and Atlantic Political Narratives," in Philip D. Morgan & Nicholas Canny eds. Oxford Handbook on the Atlantic World, c1450-1820 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011); "The Languages of Liberty in British North America, 1607-1776," in Jack P. Greene ed. Exclusionary Liberty: The English Libertarian Heritage and the Construction of Britain's Settler Empire 1600 to 1900 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010); and many others.