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Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of East Anglia, England
B.A., University of Birmingham, England
Biography / Academic Interests
John M. Dixon joined the faculty at The College of Staten Island in 2009, having previously taught at the University of California, Los Angeles; Whittier College; and California State University, Channel Islands. Between 1999 and 2005, he was associate editor of the Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers.
Professor Dixon currently researches the intellectual and cultural history of eighteenth century British America, with a particular focus on New York. He is also interested in the history of science and the history of print. He has received fellowships from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Dr. Dixon is completing revisions to his first book manuscript, which is under contract with Cornell University Press. An account of the Newtonian natural philosopher, Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), it analyzes the development
of science and publishing in colonial America, and significantly reevaluates New York's cultural, social, and political maturation prior to the American Revolution.
Scholarship / Publications
Colden's New York: Imperial Intellect in an American Province (forthcoming).
"Between Script and Specie: Cadwallader Colden's Printing Method and the Production of Permanent, Correct Knowledge," Early American Studies 8, no.1, Winter 2010, pp. 75-93.