Gillian MacDonald

Position: Assistant Professor of History (Fixed Term) and Interim Director of LEADR

Field: Early Modern Europe, Medieval Europe, Borderlands, Security Studies

Region: Europe, specifically the British Isles, Scotland and their Atlantic connections.

Office: Old Horticulture Room 216

Office Hours: By appointment


Phone: 517-884-4967

Gillian Macdonald is an Assistant Professor in History and the Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement of Digital Research (LEADR) at Michigan State University, East Lansing USA. She received her undergraduate degree and master of research (MRes) from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Transnational and Comparative History from Central Michigan University, Michigan. She specializes in political and social history and has published on the interactions of spy networks during the Scottish Revolution (1688-90) and is continuing to work on her book manuscript concerning the North Channel borderlands during the conflict. Her research interests focus on the Revolution of 1688-90 in Scotland, post-Revolution Scottish politics, and the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England. Her present research article focuses on prisoners of warfare during the late-seventeenth century War for the Three Kingdoms and mapping their distribution throughout the kingdom of Scotland and those held captive by the Jacobites, Irish, and French.