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Dr Timothy Hickman

Senior Lecturer

Timothy Hickman

Bowland College

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YT

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 592632


Research overview

Tim Hickman is a cultural historian whose research is in the literary and visual culture of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  He is interested particularly in the social and political outcomes of cotrasting constructions of 'modernity' between 1870 and 1920.  An important element of that culture was the formulation of the concept of (drug) addiction and the medico-legal policies formulated to remedy the condition.  This latter interest has led to further publications that examine drug laws and drug culture in more recent American society.  All of his work demonstrates a special interest in the construction of race, class and gender difference in the United States.  

PhD supervision

United States Cultural and Intellectual History, particularly of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Modernity and modernism. Literary and Visual Culture. Drug and alcohol use, policy and culture. Cultural History of American medicine.

Current Teaching

HIST270, 271, 364

Students writing essays and dissertations might be interested in the following guide to websites useful for the study of American history.

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