Nicholas is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Oberlin College in 2008 with a B.A. in History. His dissertation explores the relationship between warfare and geography in the early modern period, focusing on two particularly extensive yet under-examined conflicts in northeastern America (New York, New England, and Nouvelle France): King William's War (1689-1697) and Queen Anne's War (1702-1713). I examine the ways in which the English, French, Iroquois, and Wabanaki peoples used landscape to contemplate destruction to and restoration of the social body. This year--his fourth in the PhD program--Nicholas is off to England, France, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Canada to do archival research!
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