Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Organization of American Historians
HIST 115: What is an American?
HIST 380: American Colonies
HIST 415: Sexual Communities in American History
HIST 462/562: The Atlantic World
HIST 480: The American Revolution
HIST 490W: Senior Seminar
HIST 505: Historical Methods
HIST 538: Studies in Colonial American History
Professor McCurdy is the History Graduate Coordinator.
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.
“Gender and Violence in Colonial America,” in Cambridge World History of Violence, Volume III: The Early Modern World, ed. Robert Antony, Stuart Carroll, and Caroline Dodds Pennock (New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).