George Boudreau, Ph.D.
Dr. George Boudreau is a scholar of eighteenth-century America, with particular interests on the cultural history of early Pennsylvania. His research explores the intersections of history, art, material culture, and literature, particularly looking at what these topics tell us about the transformations that took place during the American enlightenment. His current projects range from studies of portraits and poems to club behavior and the way people formed memories.
In addition to his work in teaching and research, Dr. Boudreau is also an active public historian, working with museums and historic sites to tell the story of America’s heritage. He has received five major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to lead workshops in Philadelphia’s historic district exploring the life of Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries, and is the author of Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia.
Teaching and Research Interests
American colonial, revolutionary, and early national history, public history, history Philadlephia and Pennsylvania, cultural history, African American history, material culture.