Luke A. Reynolds

Assistant Professor in Residence

Ph.D., City University of New York


Luke Reynolds is a New York City born and raised historian. His work focuses on the cultural, social, and military history of Britain and its empire in the long nineteenth century.

Luke received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) in 2019. He holds a BA in history from Trinity College, University of Dublin; an MA in history from Hunter College, CUNY; and an M.Phil in history from the University of Cambridge.

Luke’s first monograph, Who Owned Waterloo? Battle, Memory, and Myth in British History, 1815-1852 will be published by Oxford University Press in 2022. Based on his dissertation, it examines the afterlife of the battle of Waterloo in the collective memory of Great Britain, exploring the concept of cultural ownership of a military event and locating the victory in Britain’s creation myth.

Luke is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in History at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford Campus. He has designed and taught courses covering the history of North America from the moment of permanent contact to 1877, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe, the past half-millennium of World History, and an upper-level hybrid course on Twentieth Century Britain.


Who Owned Waterloo? Battle, Memory, and Myth in British History, 1815-1852, Oxford University Press, 2022.

“’There John Bull might be seen in all his glory’: Cross-Channel Tourism and the British Army of
Occupation in France, 1815-1818.” Journal of Tourism History 12, 2 (2020), 139-155.

“Serving His Country: Wellington’s Waterloo Banquets, 1822-1852.” Journal of Victorian Culture
23, 2 (April 2018), 262-278

Publications in Preparation

“’Every English man, woman, and child should see it:’ London’s 1890 Waterloo Panorama and
the conversion of Memory into History”
Currently being prepared for submission to Victorian Literature and Culture

Luke A. Reynolds, visiting assistant professor, History Department. Photo by M.H. McFerren, 2022.
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