Wendy Lucas

Chair & Professor


Irby 105B

(501) 450-5624

Spring 2020 Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00-4:30; by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lucas is a southern California native with degrees from the University of California at Riverside (PhD & MA) and Whittier College (BA). An early Americanist by training, Dr. Lucas’s main interests are material culture; identity; women, gender, and sexuality; and Native American-European relations. She has published articles in Early American Studies, Quaker History, Essays in Economic & Business History, the Massachusetts Historical Quarterly, and The Journal of Early American History. Dr. Lucas is currently working on an article which uses quantitative analysis to examine testimonials and depositions during the Salem Witch Trials and a larger project for a non-academic audience about letter writing in early America. Dr. Lucas teaches HIST 2301: The Making of America; HIST 4302: History of Witchcraft; HIST 4305: Gender in American History; HIST 4311: Colonial & Revolutionary America; HIST 6300: Historiography and Methods; HIST 6303: Topics in American History, and is currently creating an online class on History Through Material Culture. When she isn’t teaching, in meetings, or deciphering eighteenth-century hand writing, she can be found at her “country” home with her pack of rescue dogs, brood of hens, and pumpkin vines…probably baking something.