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Thomas M. Wickman
Assistant Professor of History and American Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2393 Office Location: Seabury Hall N044
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Trinity College faculty member since 2012
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Degrees:
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: Indians, Colonists, and Winter Spaces of Power in the American Northeast, explores how English settlers and Native Americans accessed, inhabited, learned about, modified, and drew power from a wide range of winter environments in northeastern North America during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. 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, and colonial American history. He also plans to teach future courses on the history of travel, climate history, the social and environmental history of the Connecticut River, and the American Revolution. 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.