School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

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Dr David Silkenat


Senior Lecturer; American History


Contact information
Address: Room 0m.23, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 4614
Office hours: Tuesdays 9-11 and by appointment

School Disability Coordinator

Director of Honours Teaching (History)

Co-Director, History in Schools


A native of New York City, I received my undergraduate degree in History from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. After several years of teaching high school in Florida, I returned to North Carolina for graduate study at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. From 2008 to 2013, I taught at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.

With my colleague Frank Coglino, I host the podcast The Whiskey Rebellion.

External appointments

Vice Chair, Scottish Association for the Study of America