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Gregory D. Wiker

Track: PhD, 2019
Adviser: Michael Jarvis

Major Fields: American History
Minor Fields: British Empire, Public History

gdwiker@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae


Field

American History

Research Interests

My research focuses on the efforts of British Imperial officials to reintegrate Bermuda into the British Empire in the decades after the American Revolution. I have collaborated with the National Museum of Bermuda on a number of projects, and I have a general interest in public history, with a particular focus on museum education. I am currently the Assistant Editor of Reviews in American History.

Dissertation

"In the Heart of the Empire: Bermuda in Britain's Imperial World, 1783-1869"

Education

M.A., History, University of Rochester, 2016
M.A., History, Millersville University, 2013
B.S.Ed., Social Studies, Millersville University, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Magazine Articles:
  • "Edwin Wood and the Establishment of Bermuda's 'Lunatic Hospital'", MARITimes (Forthcoming, Fall 2017).
  • "Sisters vs. the Revolution: The Stockdale Sisters and Bermudian Allegiance during the War of 1812", MARITimes 30.1 (Spring 2017): 12-14.
  • Book Reviews:
  • Nina Simon, The Art of Relevance (Santa Cruz, CA: Museum 2.0, 2016) Heritage & Society (2017): DOI: 10.1080/2159032X.2017.1346166.
  • Paul A. Gilje, To Swear Like a Sailor: Maritime Culture in America, 1750-1850 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016) The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History and Culture 8 (Spring 2017): 80-82.

Teaching

  • Teaching Assistant, History 161: United States History since 1865 (Spring 2016)
  • Teaching Assistant, History 229: England and Ireland since 1500 (Fall 2015)

Honors

  • Walter L. Arnstein Graduate Essay Award, Midwest Conference on British Studies (2017)
  • Travel Grant, Midwest Conference on British Studies (2017)
  • Research Grant, Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (2017)
  • Research Grant, Susan B. Anthony Institute (2017)
  • VanDeusen Award, University of Rochester Department of History (awarded to one student in support of research for their dissertation) (2016, 2017)
  • Travel Grant, University of Rochester Department of History (2016)
  • Slattery Fellowship, University of Rochester (2013-2018)