Emily Yankowitz

I am a second year PhD student at Yale University. My research focuses primarily on questions pertaining to politics and culture in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. I am particularly interested in how political and cultural practices were used to define the boundaries of inclusion and exclusion with regard to “American” nationhood and identity. My recent work has focused on the contested nature of citizenship and naturalization in the early American republic.

In 2018, I earned an M.Phil. in American History from the University of Cambridge, generously supported by the Paul Mellon Fellowship. My research examined the reintegration of loyalists after the American Revolution in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and the implications of this process on state-level citizenship. In 2017, I received my B.A. in History from Yale College, graduating summa cum laude with honors.