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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A.B. Wilkinson In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
November 19, 2020
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?
Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020
Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.
September 18, 2020
UNLV is addressing systemic racism and its impact on our community.

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Campus News | October 9, 2020
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