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John Gilkeson Jr

Biography: 

John S. Gilkeson’s work focuses on the borderland between the humanities and the social sciences, with special attention to culture historians in American studies, anthropology, folklore, geography, linguistics and material culture studies. He is the author of "Middle-Class Providence, 1820-1940" (Princeton University Press) and "Anthropologists and the Rediscovery of America, 1886-1965" (Cambridge University Press).

 

 

 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. History, Brown University
  • M.A. History, University of Oklahoma
  • A.B. American Studies, Amherst College
Publications: 
  • John S. Gilkeson. Anthropologists and the Rediscovery of America, 1886-1965. (2014).
  • John S. Gilkeson. Middle-Class Providence, 1820-1940. (2014).
  • John S. Gilkeson. Saving the Natives: The Long Emergence and Transformation of Indigeneity. Nature and Antiquities: The Making of Archaeology in the Americas (2014).
  • John S. Gilkeson. Anthropologists and the Rediscovery of America, 1886-1965. (2010).
  • John S. Gilkeson. Clyde Kluckhohn and the New Anthropology: From Culture and Personality to the Scientific Study of Values. Pacific Studies (2009).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 100Global History to 1500
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 320U.S. Urban History since 1850
MAS 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 413Contemporary America
HST 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 320U.S. Urban History since 1850
HST 494Special Topics
MAS 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 413Contemporary America
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
HST 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 110United States Since 1865
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 320U.S. Urban History since 1850
HST 413Contemporary America
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 110United States Since 1865
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
Service: 
  • Curriculum Committee, member (2014 - Present)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, member (2014 - Present)
  • SHUArCS Faculty Lead, Faculty Lead, History (2014 - Present)
  • Standards Commitee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, alternate (I substituted for Stephen Toth in evaluating a candidate for promotion to Professor) (2013 - 2013)
  • HARCS Peer Review Committee, evaluator (2009 - 2009)