A.B. Wilkinson

Assistant Professor of History
Expertise: Colonial and U.S. History, Race and Politics, U.S. Constitution, Slavery, People of Mixed-Heritage and Ideas of Racial Mixture


A.B. Wilkinson is an assistant professor of history at UNLV. He teaches courses on Colonial North America, the U.S. Revolutionary Era, and early U.S. History. He also has research and teaching interests in African American history, Native American history, ethnic studies, the U.S. South, and critical race theory in the Americas.

Wilkinson specializes in studies of mixed-heritage peoples and ideas concerning ethnoracial mixture in colonial North America and the United States. He is working on a book manuscript that explores how we first came to think about racial mixture in North America.

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, completed the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago, and earned his Ph.D. in history at the University of California, Berkeley. 


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • BA, Dartmouth College

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Fawn Douglas and A.B. Wilkinson spend most of their days at UNLV - one as a teacher in the College of Fine Art and the other as an associate professor of history - but they spend their nights and weekends working on a new arts and activism studio.
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Who am I and how should I act? These are questions multiracial children deal with on a daily basis.
Las Vegas Weekly
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak recently issued a request that Nevadans stay home and read books. OK, he really just asked us all to stay home to combat the surging coronavirus. But we might as well make the best of it by reading some great new books. Here’s the latest batch of Nevada-related selection, ready to carry you through the lockdown. What else were you gonna do, make sourdough bread?
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