Tom Head

Civil Liberties Expert

Education

Ph.D., Religion and Society, Edith Cowan University

M.A., Humanities, California State University - Dominguez Hills

B.A., Liberal Arts, Excelsior College

Introduction

  • Historian and writer specializing in the history of ethics, religion, and ideas
  • Author/co-author of twenty-nine nonfiction books, including Civil Liberties: A Beginner's Guide
  • Former board member of the Mississippi ACLU

Experience

Tom Head is a historian who specializes in the history of ethics, religion, and ideas. He is the author or co-author of twenty-nine nonfiction books, including Civil Liberties: A Beginner's Guide, World History 101, and Crime and Punishment in America. Dr. Head also writes video scripts on philosophy and pop culture for Wisecrack, a popular YouTube channel. He is a former board member of the Mississippi ACLU. 

Education

Tom Head received a Ph.D. in Religion and Society from Edith Cowan University, an M.A. in Humanities from California State University - Dominguez Hills, and a B.A. from Excelsior College.  

Selected Publications
  • World History 101: From Ancient Mesopotamia and the Viking Conquests to NATO and WikiLeaks (Adams Media, 2017) 
  • Civil Liberties: A Beginner's Guide (Oneworld, 2012) 
  • Ancient Mesopotamia (Essential Library, 2015) 
  • Conversations With Carl Sagan (The University Press of Mississippi, 2006)
  • Crime and Punishment in America (Facts on File, 2010)

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