Nicole Eustace

Professor of History

University of Pennsylvania, PhD 2001

Office Address: 

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 713



Field of Study: 

Atlantic World

Research Interests: 

Eighteenth-century North America in the Atlantic world; gender, culture, and politics


Nicole Eustace is Professor of History at New York University, where she directs the Atlantic History Workshop. She writes and lectures on the history of the Atlantic world, with a particular emphasis on eighteenth-century British America. Her focus of analytic inquiry is the history of emotion. She is the author of two monographs: Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution (Chapel Hill, 2008 / paper 2011) and 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (Philadelphia, 2012). Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous journals including The American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, The William and Mary Quarterly, and The Journal of Social History. In addition, her work has appeared in many edited collections including David Lemmings and Ann Brooks, ed.s, Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives (Routledge, 2014) and Susan Matt and Peter N. Stearns, ed.s, Doing Emotions History (Unive rsity of Illinois Press, 2014). She serves on the advisory boards of The Journal of Social History, Early American Studies, the Early American Places Series of New York University Press, as well as on the H-NET listserv, H-Emotion.

Selected Works:


Eustace1812.jpg1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2012)

PassionBOOK.jpgPassion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008 / paper 2011)


“The Sentimental Paradox: Humanity and Violence on the Pennsylvania Frontier.” William and Mary Quarterly 65 no. 1 (2008): 29-64.

“When Fish Walk on Land: Social History in a Postmodern World.” Journal of Social History 37 no. 1 (2003): 77-91.

“Vehement Movements: Debates on Emotion, Self, and Society during the Seven Years War in Pennsylvania.” Explorations in Early American Culture (Now published as Early American Studies) 5(2001): 79-117.

“‘The Cornerstone of a Copious Work’: Courtship, Love and Power in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia.” Journal of Social History 34 no. 3 (2001): 517-546.


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