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John Gilkeson Jr

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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
  • 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).
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
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
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)