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Robert Parkinson

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor of History, Binghamton University

Full Biography

Robert Parkinson is associate professor of history at Binghamton University, and the author of the prize-winning The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution (2016). He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, and has held fellowships at the Omohundro Institute for Early American History & Culture and the C.V. Starr Center. His current book project, The Heart of American Darkness, is a study of the causes and consequences the gruesome murder of nine Natives on the banks of the Ohio River in 1774.