Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Winthrop University
Website URL
Southern History, Religion in America, Haitian Revolution, Immigration, Early Republic, Catholic History, African American History, Social Studies Education,
Additional Contact Information
Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC 29733

Personal Info

About Me

My research concerns the immigration that resulted from the Haitian Revolution (1791-1809).  Specifically, I look at those who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, with a particular emphasis on the influence they exerted on the religious scene in Charleston.

In addition to my work as a historian, I direct the social studies education program at Winthrop University.  In this capacity I teach social studies teaching methods courses and work with interns during their placements in public schools. We are an edTPA school, so I have experience with edTPA.

Recent Publications

“Competing Loyalties:  Nationality, Church Governance, and the Development of an American Catholic Identity,” Special Issue:  Forming Nations, Reforming Empires, Early American Studies:  An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11 (2013):  146-160.


 The Denmark Vesey Affair:  A Documentary History.  Edited by Douglas Egerton and Robert L. Paquette. Journal of Southern History 84, No. 1 (2018): 448-450.

Haitian Connections:  Recognition after Revolution in the Atlantic World. By Julia Gaffield. Journal of Haitian Studies 23, No. 1 (2017): 183-185.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Caribbean, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Religion