Ethan Gonzales

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30pm

Field & Specialties

Early American Political History
Information Networks
American State
Atlantic World


B.A., History with Departmental Honors, Oakland University (2020) summa cum laude

Senior Thesis: "'The General Sentiments of Your Fellow-Citizens': American Neutrality, Citizen Genet, and the Mutability of Public Opinion"

Tentative MA Thesis Title: "'The English Papers Bring Their Lies Very Fresh': Thomas Jefferson, the Contingency Fund, and Information Warfare in the Atlantic World, c.1783-1793"


Ethan is a second-year doctoral student interested in eighteenth-century U.S. politics, diplomacy, and the growth of the American state in the Atlantic world. He is originally from southeast Michigan and served in the US Army as a Sergeant before pursuing an academic career. His advisors are Dr. S. Max Edelson and Dr. Christa Dierksheide.

Courses Taught

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).