Evan Wilson

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Associate Director of ISS and Lecturer in History
31 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-3703

Evan Wilson is the Associate Director of International Security Studies and a lecturer in the history department. A graduate of Yale, Cambridge, and Oxford, he oversees ISS’s academic and organizational affairs. In the history department, he teaches courses on naval and maritime history in the age of sail and on demobilization in Europe and the US since 1750. He researches a variety of topics related to navies in the age of sail, including officers’ careers, social status, and the intersection of social policy and grand strategy. His current research project explores demobilization in Britain after 1815. Before coming to ISS, he was the Caird Senior Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, UK. 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.