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EDUCATION

  • M.A. History and Archives, Keene State College (2021)
  • B.S. Biology, Keene State College (2013)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • U.S. History Pre-1865
  • Atlantic History

BACKGROUND

Tim Hastings is a Ph.D. candidate studying Atlantic history. He earned his MA in History and Archives from Keene State College in 2021 where in his thesis he examined the cultural construction of race in 18th-century New Hampshire, focusing in particular on the role of Indigenous and African enslavement and racialized violence in the construction of whiteness. He presented a paper based on this work at the Fall 2021 New England Historical Association Conference where it won Top Graduate Paper of 2021. At UMass, Tim intends to continue studying race in the Atlantic world and is also interested in public history.  

Apart from studying history, Tim enjoys running, hiking, and reading a good novel.