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B.A Houghton College 1978
M.A Binghamton University (SUNY) 1980
A.M. Brown University 1982
Ph.D. Brown University 1986

Steven C. Bullock is professor of history at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he was a recipient of the Trustees' Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship. He has also served as a Fulbright Lecturer in Okinawa, Japan.

He is the author of Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America (University of Pennsylvania, 2017), Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840 (University of North Carolina Press, 1996), and The American Revolution: A History in Documents (Oxford University Press, 2003). He has also published in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and the William & Mary Quarterly, where his piece on the confidence man Tom Bell received the Percy Adams Prize for the year's best article in eighteenth-century studies.

Prof. Bullock has spoken widely to academic and public groups, commented on Masonry and American history on ABC and NPR, and appeared in documentaries airing on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, Channel Four (France), and elsewhere.

Scholarly Work

"What Ben Franklin Could Teach Us About Civility and Politics," Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2016.
"The handsome tokens of a funeral: Glove-giving and the Large Funeral in Eighteenth-Century New England," The William and Mary Quarterly, LXIX, no. 2 (2012), 305-346.
“'Often concerned in funerals': Ritual, Material Culture, and the Large Funeral in the age of Samuel Sewall," in Martha McNamara and Georgia B. Barnhill, ed., New Views of New England: Studies in Material and Visual Culture to 1830 (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2012), 181-211
"Masons, Skulls, and Secret Chambers: Dan Brown and America's Founding," in Daniel Burstein and Arne de Keijzer, ed., Secrets of The Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code Sequel (New York, 2009)
'Sensible Signs': The Emblematic Education of Post-Revolutionary Freemasonry
Professional Highlights & Honors
The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsyl
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Wall Street Journal (the)
What Ben Franklin Could Teach Us About Civility and Politics

The Wall Street Journal publishes this op-ed by WPI’s Steven Bullock, professor, humanities and arts; and author of the new book, “Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America.” “The values that impelled the man who became America’s oldest major revolutionary and America’s first diplomat may still be useful to our troubled public life,” Bullock writes.