Nora Slonimsky, Ph.D.

Gardiner Associate Professor of History

Nora Slonimsky
Ryan Library
(914) 633-2651 (914) 633-2651


  • Ph.D., History, Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • MA, American Studies, Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • BA, English Literature and History, Binghamton University

Dr. Nora Slonimsky teaches courses on the history of early America, digital humanities, and the development of media, politics, and intellectual property. As the director of the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies, she oversees the Thomas Paine Studies minor and instructs a centerpiece course in the Hynes Institute Innovation ICT. Her research interests include political economy, legal history, communication, and book history in the eighteenth century anglophone world. Dr. Slonimsky serves as the social media editor for the Journal of the Early Republic and has published in Early American Studies and on the websites The Junto and Teaching US History. Her first book, The Engine of Free Expression: Copyrighting Nation in Early America, is under contract with University of Pennsylvania Press. The Engine of Free Expression won the SHEAR dissertation prize and was a finalist for the Zuckerman Prize in American Studies.