Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2016
The Atlantic World; the early Americas in comparative perspective; the colonial Caribbean; slavery and race; the Age of Revolutions.
HST 300: The Atlantic World: Rum, Smoke, & Steel
HST 300: Africans in the Early Americas
HST 300: Divided Loyalties: Empire & Allegiance in
HST 300: Unfreedom: Comparative Slavery in the Early
HST 302: Early America
HST 303: The Age of the American Revolution
Research Grants and Awards
2016 David Library of the American
Revolution Fellowship, Washington Crossing, PA
2015 John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellowship,
2014-2015 Quinn Foundation dissertation-year
2012-2013 Pre-doctoral fellowship, Institut
National d’Études Démographiques, Paris
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Award
2012 Special Collections Research
Fellowship, Hamilton College Library, Clinton, NY
2010-2013 Selected participant in Partner
University Funded colloquium, “Migration, Material Culture, and Memory: Constructing
Community in Mobile Worlds,” University of Paris X- Nanterre
Recent Invited Lectures
Apr. 2017 “The Colony of a Colony? The establishment of
plantations in Dominica, c. 1730-1763.” Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.
Jan. 2017 “Slave Societies Outside of Empire: The Neutral Islands of
the Caribbean, 1700-1762” American
Historical Association, Denver, CO.
Oct. 2016 “Laboring ‘beyond the line:’ Slavery in the Neutral
Islands of the Southern Caribbean c. 1700-1762” Region and Nation in American Histories of Race and Slavery,
sponsored by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History & Culture,
Mount Vernon, VA
Mar. 2016 “The Limits of the French Revolution: Fedon’s Rebellion,
Grenada, 1795-1796.” Political Economy in
the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution: Interdisciplinary Approaches.
Neubauer Collegium, Chicago, IL.
Nov. 2015 “The Treaty of Paris and the Transformation of Port Towns in
the Lesser Antilles, 1763-1773.” Port Cities in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800, co-sponsored by
the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Temple University.
Nov. 2015 “An Indigenous Archipelago: Kalinagos and Europeans in the
Lesser Antilles, c. 1600-1700.” John
Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI.
June 2015 “‘A Banditti of all nations:’ Trade in the Southern
Caribbean during the American War of Independence.” Omohundro Institute of Early American
History and Culture - Society of Early Americanists Joint Conference,