University of Rochester

Michael Hoppin Read

Track: PhD

Field: American History

Major Fields: Colonial and Early American

Minor Fields: War and Families

Research Interests: I study the relationship between culture and politics. Specifically, my dissertation seeks to place the literatures of captivity -- accounts of Indian bondage, enslavement, and wartime imprisonment -- at the center of the story of political change in America from the late-seventeenth century to the eve of the twentieth.

Adviser: Thomas Slaughter

Dissertation: The Generations of Captivity: Power, Sympathy, and the State, 1675 - 1896

Education:
MA, History, SUNY Cortland, 2011
BA, History with Honors, University of Puget Sound, 2005

Honors:

  • 2013 Meyers Graduate Teaching Award -- History Department -- University of Rochester