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Field & Specialties
Comprehensive Exam Fields: Early America to 1815; U.S. History, 1815-1877; American State & Society
Early American Politics
B.A., History with Departmental Honors, Oakland University (April 2020) summa cum laude
Senior Thesis: "'The General Sentiments of Your Fellow-Citizens': American Neutrality, Citizen Genet, and the Mutability of Public Opinion"
M.A., History, University of Virginia (May 2023)
M.A. Thesis: "'The English Papers Bring Their Lies Very Fresh': Thomas Jefferson, Information Warfare, and the Early American State in Europe, 1783-1793"
Ethan is a third-year doctoral candidate interested in early U.S. politics, diplomacy, and the growth of the early American state. He is from southeast Michigan and served in the US Army as a Sergeant before pursuing an academic career.
Awards & Honors
2023-24 Junior Fellow, University of Virginia Society of Fellows
HIUS 2001: American History to 1865 (Graduate Teaching Assistant under Alan Taylor, Fall 2022).
HIUS 2051: War and the Making of America to 1900 (Graduate Teaching Assistant under Elizabeth Varon, Spring 2023).
HIST 2212: Maps in World History (Graduate Teaching Assistant under S. Max Edelson, Fall 2023).
Internet and Popular Press Publications
Gonzales, Ethan. "Thomas Jefferson: American Bibliophile." Oakland University, September 2019. https://library.oakland.edu/collections/special/exhibits/Jefferson/index....