Evan Wilson is an assistant professor in the John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research. His research specializes in the relationship between navies and societies, and he seeks to connect naval history to other approaches to national history. The Institute of Historical Research awarded him the Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History for an article based on research conducted in the Naval War College Historical Collection. Before coming to Newport, he was the Caird Senior Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum (UK) and the Associate Director of International Security Studies at Yale University. He holds degrees from Yale, Cambridge and Oxford.