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John Gilkeson Jr

Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
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

Amherst College, A.B., American Studies

University of Oklahoma, M.A., History

Brown University, Ph.D., History

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 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
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 320U.S. Urban History since 1850
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
MAS 585Capstone Course
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 110United States Since 1865
HST 413Contemporary America
MAS 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 320U.S. Urban History since 1850
HST 413Contemporary America
MAS 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 110United States Since 1865
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
MAS 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 320U.S. Urban History since 1850
HST 413Contemporary America
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)