Erik Goldner

Associate Professor

California State University, Northridge

Erik Goldner is an associate professor of History at California State University, Northridge. He is interested in the ways in which money, power, and war interacted in early modern France, and his scholarship focuses on the politics and culture of corruption in the age of Louis XIV. He is currently at work on several articles as well as a book manuscript entitled The Shadow of the Sun King: Corruption in the Finances of Louis XIV. In the future, he plans to explore the intersection of imperialism and the natural environment in the early modern French Americas. At CSUN, Dr. Goldner has taught courses in early modern and modern European history as well as modern world history. His non-academic interests include gardening with native California plants and hiking.