Graduate Student Directory

Donald Thomas Hickey
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, N/A
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg, room 150 (Grad Lab)
  • Office Hours Fall 2021: HIS 15 Zoom by appointment
  • Mail Stop History Department

Research Interests

My research interests include:

-American Civil War era, Civil War veterans communities, 19th Century Cultural and Intellectual History 

-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

2019 UCSC-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program Fellowship

2018 History Department Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz

2017 History Department Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz

2017 Humanists @Work Travel Grant, UC-Humanities Research Institute

2012 C. Carmon Hardy Prize for Best Intellectual History Paper, CSU, Fullerton

2012 Ronald Rietveld Fellowship on the Era of Abraham Lincoln, CSU, Fullerton 


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 have experience teaching survey courses early and modern U.S. history and I am interested teaching upper division/graduate courses on American Civil War era and cultural/intellectual history