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educator , historian , writer

Sean Wilentz, American historian, educator, writer. Recipient Alfred Beveridge award American History Association, 1984, Frederick Jackson Turner award Organization American Historians, 1985; nominee Grammy award, 2004; finalist Pulitzer Prize, 2006; Guggenheim fellow John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1990-1991; fellow Dorothy and Lewis Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library., 2006-2007.

Background

Wilentz, Robert Sean was born on February 20, 1951 in New York City. Son of Elias and Jeanne Marie (Campbell) Wilentz.

Education

Bachelor, Columbia College, 1972. Bachelor, University Oxford, England, 1974. Master of Arts, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1975.

Master of Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1980.

Career

Assistant professor Princeton University, New Jersey, 1979-1985, associate professor, 1985-1987, Dayton-Stockon professor, history, 1987—2004, director program in American studies, 1995—2006, George Henry Davis 1886 professor American history, 2004—2007, Sidney and Ruth Lapidus professor American revolutionary era, since 2007.

Works

Membership

Fellow Society of America Historians (executive board 1986-1996).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: baseball, jazz.

Connections

Married Mary Christine Stansell, January 30, 1980. Children: James Thomas Farrell, Hannah Cady Rose.

father:
Elias Wilentz

mother:
Jeanne Marie (Campbell) Wilentz

spouse:
Mary Christine Stansell

child:
James Thomas Farrell Wilentz

child:
Hannah Cady Rose Wilentz