Arianne Sedef Urus is a lecturer on History and Literature. She received her PhD in History from New York University and  her BA in history from Northwestern University. Her research concerns the links between the environment, law, and empire in the early modern Atlantic World. She is currently working on a book about interimperial resource management regimes and Franco-British competition over the Newfoundland cod fisheries in the eighteenth century. Her latest research looks at the failed eighteenth-century British colony of New Smyrna in East Florida to explore how questions of environmental justice between British, Spanish, Ottoman, and Muscogee Creek inhabitants intersected with wider interimperial geopolitics. She teaches early American, early modern European, Atlantic, and environmental history, and has previously worked as the associate editor of the Radical History Review.