Matthew  Lockwood

Matthew Lockwood

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Yale University, 2014

Research Areas

  • Britain and its empire in the long eighteenth century
  • History of crime and violence
  • Comparative legal history
  • State formation
  • Migration and immigration


Current Projects

  • The Invention of Order: Jeremy Bentham, the River Police, and the Age of Revolutions, an account of how the fear and disorder wrought by the American and French Revolutions led to the birth of modern policing and the construction of the surveillance state.

Courses Taught

  • Western Civilization to 1648
  • Honors Western Civilization from 1648
  • British Empire
  • The Age of Reason
  • The Age of Exploration and Conquest

Awards and Honors

  • Hans Gatzke Prize, Yale University (2014)
  • MacMillan Center Dissertation Research Grant (2011)
  • Warnock Fellowship (2011)
  • Miller Endowed Fellowship in History (2008-9)

Selected Publications