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Dr. Nathan Kozuskanich

Nathan Kozuskanich
​Dr. Nathan Kozuskanich
Faculty of Arts & Science - History, Associate Professor
office: H310
email: nathank@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4189
fax: 705.474.1947


BA, Queen's University;
MA, Queen's University;
PhD, Ohio State University

Areas of Specialization:

Colonial and Revolutionary United States

Research Interests:

Revolutionary America, Pennsylvania before 1800, the Second Amendment, Masculinity and the Militia

Current & Future Research:

Arms and the Men: Masculinity and the Militia in the Early Republic (proposed book manuscript/SSHRC grant) 

Assistant Editor, The John Dickinson Writings Project, http://dickinsonproject.rch.uky.edu/




Benjamin Franklin: American Founder, Atlantic Citizen. Routledge, 2014. 

(with Saul Cornell, eds.) The Second Amendment on Trial: Critical Essays on District of Columbia v. Heller. University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. 


“Rethinking Originalism: Bearing Arms and Armed Resistance in Pennsylvania,” American Journal of Legal History  56 (Winter 2016): 1-14.  

“'Falling Under the Domination Totally of Presbyterians:' The Paxton Riots and the Coming of the Revolution in Pennsylvania” in William Pencak, ed., Pennsylvania's Revolution (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010), 7- 35. 

(with Jane Calvert) “Brief of Historians on Early American Legal, Constitutional and Pennsylvania History as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent City of Chicago,” McDonald v. City of Chicago (No. 08-1521). 

“Originalism in a Digital Age,” Journal of the Early Republic 29 (Winter 2009): 585- 606. 

“Originalism, History, and the Second Amendment: What Did Bearing Arms Really Mean to the Founders?” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 10 (2008): 413-446. 

“Defending Themselves: The Original Understanding of the Right to Bear Arms” Rutgers Law Journal 39 (2008): 1041-1070. 

Graduate Major Research Paper Supervisions:

Lauren Edwards, A Union Through Chains: Slavery and Meanings of the United States Constitution (2016) 

Rachel Loewen, “No officer . . . will forget that the soldier is like himself a man” : American Citizen-Soldiers in a Democratizing Nation, 1812-1815 (2016) 

Lesley Kimewon, Kina dnwendagnag miigsaabiigan miinwaa niizhswasebboon gii miigaading, Wampum belts: all my relations and the Seven Years' War (2016) 

Peter Brath, “A luxurious, lazy, idle, and effeminate people”: manhood, property, and race in Trustee Georgia, 1731-1752 (2014)

Courses Taught:

HIST 1106: Sex and Violence in Early America

HIST 2517: Race and Racism in America

HIST 2336: The Vietnam War (with Dr. Stephen Connor)

HIST 3517: American Music

HIST 3576: America in the Colonial Era

HIST 3577: The American Revolution and New Nation

HIST 4335: American Slavery

HIST 5316: International History (America in the Atlantic World)

HIST 5406: Gender History (American Manhood

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