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Dr. Troy Bickham

Dr. Troy Bickham


Office Number: 253K
Office Phone: +974.4423.0457

Troy Bickham is a Professor of History at Texas A&M University at Qatar and at Texas A&M's main campus in College Station.  He is interested primarily in the cultural and economic history of Britain and its empire before 1815 including colonial North America and the early United States. He has taught numerous courses on the history of Britain and the United States.

  • History of Britain and its Empire
  • United States History before 1865
  • Atlantic World History
  • Communications networks in the early modern world
  • History of Food​


  • University of Oxford, D.Phil. in Modern History, UK, 2001
  • University of Oxford, M.Phil. in Economic and Social History, UK, 1997
  • William Jewell College, B.A. with honors in history,  USA, 1995


  • Professor of History, Texas A&M University, 2013-present
  • Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services, Texas A&M University at Qatar, May 2015-present.
  • Chair, Liberal Arts Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, May 2012-October 2015
  • Associate Professor of History (with tenure), Texas A&M University, 2009-2013
    College of Liberal Arts Rothrock ’77 Fellow, 2009-2013
  • Assistant Professor of History, Texas A&M University, 2003-9
  • Assistant Professor of History, Southeast Missouri State University, 2001-3
  • Research Editor [faculty appointment], Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University, 2000-1


  • Weight of Vengeance:  The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812 (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • Making Headlines: The American Revolution Seen Through the British Press (DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 2008/9).
  • Savages within the Empire: Representations of American Indians in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005/2006).
  • "Eating the Empire: Intersections of Food, Cookery and Imperialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain," Past and Present, 198 (2008), 71-110.
  • "Defining Good Food: Cookery Book Illustrations in Britain," Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies, 31 (2008), 473-89.
  • "'A conviction of the reality of things': Material Culture, North American Indians and Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain," Eighteenth-Century Studies, 39 (2005), 29-47.
  • "Sympathizing with Sedition?  George Washington, the British Press, and British Attitudes during the American War of Independence," William and Mary Quarterly, 59 (2002), 102-22.
  • "'I shall tear off their scalps, and make cups of their skulls'" American Indians in the Eighteenth-Century British Press," in The Indian Atlantic: Native Americans in Anglo-American Culture, 1750-1850, eds. Timothy Fulford and Kevin Hutchings (Cambridge University Press, 2009).