Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel

Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel, PhD

Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel, PhD
Associate Professor

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Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel joined the Department of History in 1993 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000. She served as department chair from 2001-2010. Dr. Elliot-Meisel moved to Omaha after receiving her Ph.D. from Duke University, where she was on a Ford Foundation scholarship. Prior to that, she received her M.A. in History in 1987 from Georgia State University (while teaching as a secondary education Social Studies teacher), and her B.A. in History from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (spending a year at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland). Her research focus is U.S.-Canada relations in the Arctic in general and the Northwest Passage in particular.


PhD (1992), Duke University
MA (1987), Georgia State University
BA (1978), Macalester College

Courses Taught

U.S. Foreign Relations 1890-1945; 1945-Present
Constitutional History; Constitutional Issues
U.S. and Vietnam
Russia’s Revolutions
U.S. – Soviet/Russian Relations


Arctic Diplomacy (Peter Lang, 1998)

Recent Articles

“Understanding the Canada-United States Arctic Relationship” in International Law and Politics of the Arctic Ocean (Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 2015), pp. 201-215

“Canada, the United States, and the Northwest Passage” in The Oceans in the Nuclear Age: Legacies and Risks, eds. David Caron and Harry Scheiber. (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010) pp. 373-92.

“Politics, Pride, and Precedent: The United States and Canada in the Northwest Passage,” Ocean Development and International Law 40 (2009), pp. 204-232. [Reprint in The Politics of the Arctic, ed., Geir Honneland, (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., Jan 2014)].

“Arctic Sovereignty in the 21st Century: Competition and Cooperation in the Northwest Passage” in Thawing Ice-Cold War: Canada’s Security, Sovereignty, and Environmental Concerns in the Arctic, ed. Rob Huebert (Bison Paper 12: Centre for Defence and Security Studies, 2009), pp. 25-38.

"Arctic Cruise: The Royal Canadian Navy in Arctic Waters, 1946-1949" in The Northern Mariner 9:2 (April 1999): pp.23-39. [Reprint in Canadian Artic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Perspectives, ed., Whitney Lackenbauer (Calgary: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, 2011) pp. 121-44].


Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award (2012)
Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu’s Teaching for Tomorrow Award (1997)
College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Advisor Award (1996)