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Washington State University
My current work is compares judicial courts as sites for the study of slavery, freedom, citizenship and states in the Revolutionary period of the Atlantic world.
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-French-Colonial
Reviewer for H-Caribbean
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
European History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
World History / Studies
1993 Doctor of Philosophy, History, University of Iowa
Dissertation: “`There Are No Slaves in France': Law, Culture, and Society in Early Modern France, 1685-1789"
Director: Dr. Sarah Hanley
1988 Master of Arts, History, University of Iowa
1983 Bachelor of Arts, College of Letters, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Thesis: “`It Seemed to Me to Represent the Marriage of the Ocean and the Earth’: A Typology of Narrative Voice in Western Accounts of Chinese Theatre” (1700-1980)
August, 2000- Associate Professor with tenure, Washington State University, Vancouver
January- Sabbatical Leave
1996-2000 Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Vancouver
1993-1995 Research Associate, Afro-American Religion: A Documentary History Project, Amherst College, Massachusetts
1993 Visiting Assistant Professor, Marlboro College, Vermont
2003 The Color of Liberty: Histories of Race in France, with co-editor Tyler Stovall.
Duke University Press.
Reviewed in: H-France.
1996 "There Are No Slaves in France": The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in
2002 (pap.) the Ancien Régime. Oxford University Press.
Chosen as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 by Choice.
Reviewed in: Journal of Modern History; Journal of Interdisciplinary History; Slavery and Abolition; Journal of Social History; American Historical Review; Histoire Sociale/Social History (Ottawa); French Politics, Culture and Society; Social History (London); Canadian Journal of History; History; Choice.
2005 “Négresse, Mulâtrese, Citoyenne: Gender and Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1650-1848” forthcoming in Gender and Emancipation in the Atlantic World, ed. Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, Duke University Press. (forthcoming)
2005 “Slavery and the Slave Trade” in Dictionary of Early Modern Europe. Charles Scribner’s Sons. (forthcoming)
2004 “‘A Nation Born to Slavery’: Missionaries and Racial Discourse in Seventeenth-Century French Antilles” Journal of Social History.
2002 "`A Dangerous Zeal': Catholic Missions to Slaves in the French Antilles, 1635-1789" French Historical Studies 25:1
1994 "Race, Slavery, and the Law in Early Modern France," The Historian
1994 "Colonialism's Challenge to French and English Marriage and Citizenship Law: The Case of Mary Anne Raworth" Eighteenth-Century Life
1989 "Reading and Writing Historical Fiction," Iowa Journal of Literary Studies. Reprinted by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, 2003. Available on-line at: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/fac/peabody/histfict.html
PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS
Papers and panels presented before the American Historical Association (1992, 1998, 2002), The Haitian Revolution after 200 Years, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI; Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies; The Legacy of Slavery and Emancipation in Europe and the Americas, (Guadeloupe); Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition (Yale); Law, Slavery, Emancipation, and Claims-Making (Pittsburgh); Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis; Berkshire Conference of Women Historians; French Historical Studies; Western Society for French History; French Colonial Historical Society; Northeast and Western Societies for Eighteenth-Century Studies.