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A. B. Wilkinson

Assistant Professor
Department(s): History
Office: WRI-A 314
Phone: 702-895-5260
Email: wilk@unlv.edu


A.B. (Aaron) Wilkinson is an assistant professor of history at UNLV. 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. 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.

Dr. Wilkinson specializes in studies of mixed-heritage peoples and ideas concerning ethnoracial mixture in colonial North America and the United States. He is currently working on a book manuscript that explores the historical origins of U.S. mixed-race ideologies through the lives of people identified as mulatto from the seventeenth century into the early nineteenth century. This research project is tentatively titled “Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom: Mulattoes in English Colonial North America and the Early United States Republic.”

Expert Areas

  • Mixed-Heritage Peoples & Mixed-Race Ideologies
  • African American History
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Colonial History