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I am an independent researcher specializing in citizenship, race, and migration in the 19th century. I received my PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania. I have worked at Rhodes College, the University of Pittsburgh, and Newcastle University.
I have received fellowships from the Eccles Centre at the British Library, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal Studies, the Mellon Foundation, the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, John Carter Brown Library, and the Newberry Library.
I am a fellow of the U.K. Higher Education Academy and a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. See Research to learn more my publications and digital projects.
My book Rogue Revolutionaries: The Fight for Legitimacy in the Greater Caribbean revives a lost world of cosmopolitan radicalism. It traces the stories of foreigners who sought to initiate revolutions and create their own independent states. Their quest for recognition came up against the growing power of nation states and a new international order. Additional resources (maps, historical documents, archive guide) on this page.
My teaching portfolio includes the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Haitian Revolution, Atlantic World history, Caribbean studies, the Black Atlantic, the Age of Revolutions, and imperialism: reading lists, syllabi, & handbooks available on the Teaching page. I have been nominated for teaching awards, notably for mentoring.
I also worked for museums and historical societies including the New-York Historical Society, the Musée des Amériques of Auch, and the Musée des Arts Africans, Océaniens et Amérindiens of Marseille, especially their Latin American art collections.
For those who want to leave academia and are interested in #post-ac, #non-ac, and #alt-ac careers, I now develop academic and vocational qualifications and assessments as a production officer (or project manager). Please get in touch if you are considering this professional transition.