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Thomas M. Wickman
Assistant Professor of History and American Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2393 Office Location: Seabury Hall N-044
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Trinity College faculty member since 2012 View office hours for Fall 2016
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Harvard Univ. (2012)
A.M., Harvard Univ. (2009)
A.B., Harvard College (2007)

Tom Wickman is Assistant Professor of History and American Studies. He received a Ph.D. in History of American Civilization from Harvard University. He also earned an A.M. in History and an A.B. in History and Literature, both from Harvard.

His current book project, Snowshoe Country: Winter in the Colonial Northeast, explores indigenous winter ecologies and the winter balance of power between Native Americans and English settlers in seventeenth and early eighteenth-century New England. A second project concerns the everyday uses and literary representations of numeracy in the early modern Atlantic world.

At Trinity, he offers courses in environmental history, food history, Native American history, colonial American history, planetary history, and climate history. In all courses, he draws attention to large-scale structures of power and systems of economic production and distribution, while also emphasizing the variety of local environments, everyday practices, and personal experiences.