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John G. McCurdy

Professor

 Photo of John McCurdy 701-H Pray-Harrold

734.487.0906

jmccurdy@emich.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., Washington University 
M.A., Washington University 
M.A., University of Chicago 
B.A., Knox College

Professional Associations/Memberships

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Organization of American Historians

Representative Courses Taught

HIST 115: What is an American?
HIST 380: American Colonies
HIST 415: Sexual Communities in American History
HIST 480: The American Revolution
HIST 489L4: Internship
HIST 490W: Senior Seminar
HIST 505: Historical Methods
HIST 538: Studies in Colonial American History
HIST 689: Internship

Advising

Professor McCurdy is the EMU History Internship Coordinator.

Interests and Expertise

Professor McCurdy specializes in colonial and Revolutionary America, gender and LGBTQ history, and the Atlantic world.

His research examines the connections between social and political history in eighteenth-century North America. In Citizen Bachelors, he considers how ideas about marital status in the colonial era gave rise to American citizenship, while in Quarters, he explores how debates over military power shaped notions of place in Revolutionary America.