Dr. Steven Gill
Office: Yancey Center 324
MW [3:00-4:00pm] - FOB 201 (main campus)
R [2:00-4:00pm] - YC 327 (Riverpark campus) or by appointment
B.A. and M.A., SUNY College at Buffalo
Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo
Early Modern Britain, Early Modern European Political Culture, Parliamentary History, Law and Governance
Steven Gill received his Ph.D. in early modern British history at SUNY Buffalo. His dissertation, "Theory, Practice, and Dialogue: Shaping the Early Modern English Politician," focuses on how the English gentry, amidst processes of state formation, adapted to their evolving roles in both local and national governance. In particular, he examines the rhetoric that these men were exposed to and they themselves produced, from their formative years of education to their fulfillment of magisterial and parliamentary service, and the collective practices and experiences that they engaged in throughout their careers in politics. It was through their efforts to reconcile both their personal aspirations and their public duties as members of the ruling elite, Dr. Gill argues, that early modern English gentlemen were at once shaped and helped to shape the identity of the modern political class.