I received my Ph.D. in History from the City University of New York and my M.A. in History from George Mason University. As an academic and public historian, my research focuses on Native American history, historical memory, the history of museums, and the theory and practice of public history. My book "The Amazing Iroquois" and the Invention of the Empire State captures many of these themes and is forthcoming in 2022 with Oxford University Press.
In addition to teaching at Westminster College, I am the ITPS Research Associate in New York History at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College and I serve as a member of New York State's Revolution 250 Planning Committee. As a public historian, over the past ten years I have worked in various curatorial, research, and public educational capacities at the Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian NYC. You can find more on my website, johncwinters.com