Thomas Jamison


Harvard University


Erez Manela

Academic Interests:

Transnational Military History
Naval History
Nineteenth Century


Gunboat Insurgency: Naval War in the Peripheral World and the Global Origins of Military Modernity (1861-1895)

Bio Note:

I am a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in International History at Harvard University studying U.S. imperialism and military policy as well as the history of asymmetric warfare in the Global South. My dissertation tracks the adoption and adaptation of Second Industrial Revolution technologies by "semi-peripheral" navies in the nineteenth century. I hold an MA in history from Harvard University (2016) and a BA in history from Grinnell College (2009). I have also studied at Heilongjiang University (2008) and Beijing Language and Culture University (2015, 2016).  Between 2009 and 2014, I held various positions in the United States Navy and Department of Defense in East Asia, Oceania and Central Asia.

Added October 2017