Marianne S. Wokeck

Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis


Marianne S. Wokeck is Chancellor’s Professor of History at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she teaches early American history. She was educated in Germany and the United States (Staatsexamen [History and English], University of Hamburg; Ph.D. [History], Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Her major research interests focus on immigration and ethnicity and scholarly editing. Her book publications as author and editor include Trade in Strangers: The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America (University Park, Pa., 1999); The Papers of William Penn, volumes 3-4 (Philadelphia, 1986, 1987); Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania: A Biographical Dictionary, volume 1 (Philadelphia, 1991); The Works of George Santayana, volumes 5 and 7 (Boston, 2001-2011). A list of her recent publications can be found on her website.

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