Evan Wilson is the Associate Director of International Security Studies and Lecturer in the History Department, where he teaches courses in naval and maritime history. At ISS, he oversees the academic programs, including lectures and seminars, the pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, and student travel and research grants. He is also working closely with Professor Paul Kennedy to coordinate ISS’s new naval and maritime studies initiative.
Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on European militaries and societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and he is currently working on a book project exploring demobilization in Britain at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. He received his B.A. from Yale and M.Phil from Cambridge, after which he taught history at The Haverford School for three years. In 2011, he was awarded a Clarendon Fund Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he completed his D.Phil (Ph.D.) under N.A.M. Rodger. Before coming to ISS, he was the Caird Senior Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. His publications have appeared in The English Historical Review and the Journal for Maritime Research, and he contributed to and helped edit the Festschrift for John Hattendorf, Strategy and the Sea. His first monograph, A Social History of British Naval Officers, 1775–1815, has recently been published.