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Noah Pinkham

Graduate Student Affiliate


Noah Pinkham

Noah Pinkham is a Ph.D. candidate in history with a secondary field in studies of women, gender, and sexuality. They study modern France and its colonial empire with a focus on masculinity, sociability, and the history of sexuality. Their dissertation, Imperial Brothers: Fraternity in the French Colonial Empire, 1763-1870, examines the role Freemasonry, and the intimate bonds it generated between men, played in sustaining empire through the vicissitudes of war, revolution, and regime change.

Pinkham graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College in 2015 with a BA in history and French. Before coming to Harvard, they taught undergraduate writing at New York University Abu Dhabi as a Global Academic Fellow, and worked as a legal assistant on post-conviction appeals in California death penalty cases.


  • Ph.D. Student in History, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University