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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, and critical race theory in the Americas and Caribbean.

Dr. Wilkinson specializes in studies of mixed-heritage peoples and ideas concerning ethnoracial mixture in colonial 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 looking at the lives of “mixed people" in the seventeenth and eighteenth-century colonial period. This research project is tentatively titled Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom: Mulattoes and Mixed Bloods in English Colonial North America (under contract with the University of North Carolina Press).

Expert Areas

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