Graduate Student Directory

Donald Thomas Hickey
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 115
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg, room 150 (Grad Lab)
  • Office Hours Fall 2019: Rachel Carson College Cafe, Tuesdays 5:15-6:15PM
  • Mail Stop History Department

Research Interests

My research interests include:

-citizenship, race, gender, and urban modernity in 19th Century American Far West

-American Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age

-US involvement in Southeast Asia 20th century 

-The United States in a global context

-epistemology and philosophy of history

-public memory, public history, and pedagogy of history  


Biography, Education and Training

@dthomashickey (Twitter)

MA history California State University, Fullerton 

BA history The George Washington University 

Honors, Awards and Grants

Pre-Disseration Research Fellowship: History Department UC-Santa Cruz (2018)

Pre-Disseration Research Fellowship: History Department UC-Santa Cruz (2017)

Travel Grant for Humanists@Work, Silicon Valley: UC-Humanities Research Institute  (2017)

C. Carmon Hardy Prize for Best Intellectual History Paper: History Department CSU-Fullerton (2012) 

Ronald Rietveld Fellowship on the Era of Abraham Lincoln: History Department CSU-Fullerton (2012) 




Selected Publications

"Bedeviled Reconciliation: Ambrose Bierce and the Civil War," published by the Society of Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) July 18, 2018:


"The Existentialism of Ambrose Bierce: A Study of Memory in American Postbellum Literature," published in the Welebaethan Journal of History, California State University Fullerton, 2012.

Teaching Interests

I am interested in teaching courses on United States history, especially 19th century US, the U.S. in a Global Context, and historical methodology and theory.