Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Texas at San Antonio
- Affiliate Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
- Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Texas at San Antonio
Abraham Gibson teaches courses on U.S. history, public history, digital history, the history of science, and the history of technology. His first book, Feral Animals in the American South: An Evolutionary History (Cambridge University Press, 2018), examines the social, cultural, and evolutionary consequences of animal domestication in southern history. He has published widely on a variety of topics, including the radical transformation of the American home front during World War II, the worrisome rise of deepfake technology and its implications for the humanities, and the environmental history of moonshine (untaxed whiskey) in southern Appalachia. His next book project examines the relationship between evolutionary biology and international politics during interwar period.
- PhD, History, Florida State University, 2013
- Graduate Certification, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, 2008
- MA, History, Virginia Tech, 2008
- BA, English, James Madison University, 2005
Gibson, A. H. 2019. The moonshine capital of the world: A visual history of the untaxed whiskey in Franklin County, Virginia. Environmental History 24(3):584-596. DOI: 10.1093/envhis/emz003. (link )
Gibson, A. H. 2013. Edward O. Wilson and the organicist tradition. Journal of the History of Biology 46(4):599-630. DOI: 10.1007/s10739-012-9347-3. (link )
Gibson, A. H., C. L. Kwapich and M. Lang. 2013. The roots of multilevel selection theory: Concepts of biological individuality in the early twentieth century. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 35(4):505-532. (link )
Gibson, A. H. 2012. American Gibraltar: Key West during World War II. The Florida Historical Quarterly 10(4):393-425. (link )
Gibson, A. H. 2016. Feral Animals in the American South: An Evolutionary History. Cambridge University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1107156944.
Gibson, A. H. and C. Ermus. 2018. Invasive species as environmental disaster in the Gulf South. In: Ermus, C. ed., Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Rise, and Resilience. Louisiana State University Press. ISBN: 978-0807167106.
Gibson, A. H., C. L. Kwapich and M. Lang. 2018. The roots of multilevel selection theory: Concepts of biological individuality in the early twentieth century. Pp. 13-35 In: Jeler, C. ed., Multilevel Selection and the Theory of Evolution: Historical and Conceptual Issues. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-78676-6.
Gibson, A. H. 2017. The path to the present. Pp. 72-86 In: Ruse, M. and R. J. Richards eds., The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781316459409.006. ISBN: 9781316459409.
Gibson, A. H. 2015. Beasts of burden: Feral burros and the American West. Pp. 38-53 In: Nance, S. ed., The Historical Animal. Syracuse University Press. Syracuse, NY. ISBN: 978-0815634065.
Gibson, A. H. and M. Ruse. 2015. Sociology and evolutionary psychology. Pp. 252-261 In: Montgomery, G. and M. A. Largent eds., A Companion to the History of American Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, West Sussex, UK. ISBN: 978-1405156257.