Dr. Christopher Steinke

Graduate Program Chair, Associate Professor

Office: COPH 103D   |    Phone: (308) 865-8662   |    Email: steinkecj@unk.edu

Christopher Steinke

Specialization Areas

  • Indigenous History
  • Regional History


Chris Steinke’s work focuses on Indigenous history and the history of the North American West in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His current book project examines the history of Indigenous mobility and communication on the Missouri River. His work has appeared in Great Plains Quarterly, William and Mary Quarterly, and Ethnohistory.


  • PhD, History, University of New Mexico, 2015
  • MA, History, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2009
  • AB, English, Harvard University, 2004