Benjamin Schaffer

Adjunct Professor

Address: Maybank Hall, Room 300A
Office Hours: Fridays on Zoom 2:00-3:00, or directly after class.
Phone: 843.953.1420

Benjamin Schaffer graduated from College of Charleston with a degree in history in 2015, and received his masters degree from the University of New Hampshire in Atlantic World/Colonial Military History in 2018, and is currently a PhD student in that department while working on his dissertation from home. Benjamin is currently researching how colonies throughout the Anglo-American world developed their own navies throughout the century leading up to the American Revolution, and how a century of independent naval defense contributed to the development of the U.S. Navy during the American Revolution. Benjamin Schaffer currently teaches as an adjunct at the College of Charleston, focusing on the history of piracy. Education: BA, College of Charleston, 2015. MA, University of New Hampshire, 2018. PhD at the same, ongoing. Research interests: Naval history, English Atlantic World, 1600-1783, War and Society in America, 1680-1945, The History of Piracy, Imperial conflicts, Native American history.


M.A. College of Charleston, 2015


“Enduring for the Patient’s Sake: The Emotional Experiences and Endurance of American Ambulance Drivers in World War I,” Army Medical Department Journal (January-June, 2017).