Christopher Wilkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History and Chair; Oxbridge History Core Curriculum, History, Oxbridge History

Dr. Chris Wilkins' fields of expertise are the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, nineteenth century U.S. history in a global context, and the history of U.S. foreign relations, with an emphasis on human rights, humanitarian interventions, and international law in U.S. foreign policy from the 19th century to the present. His current research and writing examine the influence of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the United States’ rise to global power at the end of the 19th century. He is also at work on a book project that examines the impact of anti-slavery concerns on U.S. foreign policy from the mid-19th century to the present, ranging from the prosecution of trans-Atlantic slave trading during the Civil War to early 21st century campaigns to combat slavery and human trafficking. His broader scholarly interests include nationalism, digital and public history and the connections between democracy, race and post-war reconstructions.


  • Duke University
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford University