Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. Modern History
Phone: (217) 206-7439
Office: UHB 3058
Teaching Concentration: Colonial, Revolutionary and Early National America
Dr. Owen specializes in the history of the American Revolution and the early American republic, focusing particularly on the study of political organization and mobilization, and the ways in which ordinary American citizens used this activism to influence the activities of government. Dr. Owen was educated at Oxford University, and previously taught at Ohio University, and the University of Sussex. His teaching interests include the political history of the US, most aspects of colonial and revolutionary America, Native American, and sports history.
Political Community in Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1774-1800 (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)