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Abby Mullen

Term assistant professor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University

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.

I’m on Twitter at @abbymullen.

Politics Early United States Digital History

210. Winning a Consolation Prize with Dr. Abby Mullen (Summer Repeat)

Sept. 15, 2021

Consuls are essential to American foreign relations. Although they may not be as flashy or as powerful as an Ambassador like Thomas Jefferson or John Quincy Adams, they’re often the go-to people when an American gets in trou…

Guest: Abby Mullen
Politics Early United States Digital History

187. Winning a Consolation Prize with Dr. Abby Mullen

Dec. 10, 2020

Consuls are essential to American foreign relations. Although they may not be as flashy or as powerful as an Ambassador like Thomas Jefferson or John Quincy Adams, they’re often the goto people when an American gets in troub…

Guest: Abby Mullen