Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Midwives and folk healers in the early modern Atlantic world; visions of race, disease, and the gendered body in early modern print; gender and slavery in the Americas; gender and abolitionism
Health and healing in the early modern Atlantic world; the history of gender, sexuality, and the body in the early modern Atlantic world; the early modern Caribbean; colonial and revolutionary America
Hist 151: History of the United States to 1877
Hist 372: Health and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Hist 373: Slavery and Gender in the Atlantic World
Hist 405: The Age of the American Revolution, 1750-1789
Hist 600: Witches and Midwives in the Early Modern Atlantic World: A Research Seminar
Selected Grants and Fellowships:
Huntington Library Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012-2013
Monticello College Foundation Long-Term Fellowship for Women at the Newberry Library, 2012-2013 (declined)
Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, Summer, 2010
American Philosophical Society Library Residence Fellowship, Summer, 2010
Harvard International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World Travel Grant Recipient, Summer 2009
Gilder Lehrman Institute Dissertation Fellow, 2007
McNeil Center for Early American Studies Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Dissertation Fellow, 2006-2007
North American Conference on British Studies Dissertation Travel Grant Recipient, 2006
Selected Publications and Conference Papers:
“The Politics of Childbearing in the British Caribbean and the Atlantic World during the Age of Abolition, 1776-1838,” Past & Present, November, 2013.
"Yaws, Syphilis, Sexuality, and the Circulation of Medical Knowledge in the British Caribbean and the Atlantic World," forthcoming in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Summer, 2014.
“The Curious Case of Mary Hylas: Wives, Slaves, and the Limits of British Abolitionism,” forthcoming in Slavery & Abolition.
“The Politics of Afro-Caribbean Fertility,” Invited Speaker, Mellon Research Initiative in Early Modern Studies, University of California-Davis, April, 2013.
“The Politics of Reproduction in the British Caribbean and the Atlantic World during the Age of Abolition,” Invited Speaker, University of Southern California-Huntington Library American Origins Seminar, November, 2012.
"Father-Rights and Master-Rights: Masculinity in the British Caribbean and the Atlantic World during the Age of Abolition," Invited Speaker, Early Modern Masculinities Roundtable, SUNY-Buffalo, February, 2012.