Abigail G Mullen

Abigail G Mullen

Abigail G Mullen

Assistant Professor

U.S. History: U.S. history, U.S. Navy, diplomatic history, naval history, digital history

I am a term assistant professor at George Mason University. I teach digital history and military history courses. I also work on Tropy, a research tool created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. I’m the host and executive producer for Consolation Prize, a podcast about U.S. diplomacy on the ground through the eyes of American consuls.

I earned a PhD in history from Northeastern University in 2017. My book (forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press), A Difficult Undertaking: Conflict and Cooperation in the First Barbary War, 1801-1805, looks at how the United States attempted to integrate into the Mediterranean community while fighting against Tripoli. I also work on the Viral Texts project, where I do a variety of writing about historical topics related to newspapers.

In my spare time, I produce Big If True, a podcast for kids where my nine-year-old and I talk to experts as we explore the truth about big things.



Grants and Fellowships

Tropy, co-PI

All the Appalachian Trails, technical lead

Courses Taught

HIST 390: The Digital Past

HIST389/395: American Naval History

HIST688: Digital Methods for Antebellum Military History

HIST615: America and the Sea