Advisor: Christopher Grasso Current Research: Early America, Intellectual and Cultural History, History of Knowledge and Scholarship, History of the Book, History of Medicine and the Body, History of Education, History of Gender and Sexuality, History of Manhood and Masculinity
Thomas J. Gillan is a PhD candidate in History at the College of William and Mary where he specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of early America to 1865. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Central Florida in 2008 and his M.A. in History from the College of William and Mary in 2011. He is currently at work on a dissertation entitled "Much Study is a Weariness to the Flesh: Scholars and the Body in Early New England" which explores the embodied lives of ministers, students, and scholars in early New England.