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Thomas J. Gillan


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 received his PhD from William & Mary in 2019. His dissertation, entitled "Much Study Is a Weariness to the Flesh: Scholars and the Pursuit of Health in Early New England," explored the embodied lives of ministers, students, and scholars in early new England.He received his B.A. in History from the University of Central Florida in 2008 and his M.A. in History from the William & Mary in 2011.