James Alexander (Alec) Dun

Chair
Assistant Dean of the College, ODOC
Phone: 
609-258-9310
Email Address: 
jamesdun@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
408 Morrison Hall

Alec graduated from Amherst College, where he was a history major and a four-year member of both the tennis and squash teams. He entered Princeton in 1997 as a graduate student in History and received his doctorate in 2004. He then taught in the History Department for the following thirteen years, serving as a junior adviser and departmental representative for various periods along the way. During his time at Princeton, Alec has also taught in the Freshman Seminars Program and the Freshman Scholars Institute, has been an academic adviser for Butler College, has served as an academic-athletic fellow, and has been a mentor in the Scholars Institute Fellows Program. A historian specializing in early America and with a particular interest in issues involving race, slavery, and revolution, Alec is the author of several essays and articles, as well as the 2016 book, Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America. (For more on his academic pursuits, click here (link is external).)