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University of Pittsburgh
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world history, Atlantic history, Spanish empire, Portuguese empire, environmental history, trade, commodities and consumption, labor, migration, pearls, Caribbean history, piracy, K-12 education and curriculum
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About Me

Molly Warsh is an Associate Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is also Associate Director of the World History Center and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Alliance for Learning in World History. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the bgC3-funded World History Project. She has participated in a variety of capacities in numerous professional development programs for teachers, both with the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Virginia Geographic Alliance. She also has many years of experience working with students and teachers in educational programs for the K-12 classroom in Ithaca, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, as well as through the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina. Prior to joining the faculty at Pittsburgh in 2012, Molly was a two-year NEH postdoctoral fellow at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture in Williamsburg, VA and an Assistant Professor of Iberian World History at Texas A&M University. Her current research focuses on early modern patterns of seasonal labor, migration and environmental flux.

Recent Publications

Molly A. Warsh, American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700. Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture with the University of North Carolina Press. April 2018.

With Michael Lovorn and Patrick Manning. “Entering a New Era in World History Education.” The History Teacher, 50, no. 3 (May 2017): 321-329.

Philip D. Morgan and Molly A. Warsh, eds. Early North America in Global Perspective. Routledge, 2013.

“A Political Ecology in the Early Spanish Caribbean.” William & Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., Volume 71 (4), October 2014: 517-548.



Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, North America, Spain, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century
Expertise by Topic