Ian Iverson

Field & Specialties

19th Century United States
American Civil War
Political History
Slavery & Emancipation


M.A., University of Virginia (2020)
A.B., Princeton University (2018), Magna Cum Laude


Ian is a fourth-year graduate student from Northfield, Minnesota. He specializes in nineteenth-century American political history and early American millitary history. 


“From Jeffersonian Republicanism to Southern Nationalism: Faculty Engagement with Proslavery Thought at the University of Virginia, 1825-1861” (co-authored with Joshua Morrison), Nineteenth Century American History, Spring 2022 (forthcoming).

“‘Purifying Politics’: Illinois Know Nothings and the Perplexities of the Paranoid Style” University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Fall 2021 (forthcoming).

“‘Egypt’ and Emancipation: An Exploration of Political Partisanship in Wartime Illinois” Chicago Journal of History, Winter 2018.

Current Research

Ian's dissertation examines political realignment in Illinois from 1854-1861.

Awards & Honors

Princeton University Department of History Koren Prize

Courses Taught

HIUS 2003: Slavery and Freedom at UVA and in Central Virginia—History and Legacies (Teaching Assistant, Fall 2019)

HIUS 3071: The Coming of the American Civil War (Teaching Assistant, Fall 2019, Fall 2020)

HIUS 2051: American Military History Through 1900 (Teaching Assistant, Spring 2020, Spring 2021) (Graduate Lecturer, Summer 2021)