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First Name
Last Name
University of Virginia
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early America, women, gender, plantation societies, Virginia, Barbados, Carolina, Jamestown, 17th century, seventeenth century, early modern, race, slavery,
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About Me

I’m a fourth-year PhD candidate in early American history at the University of Virginia. My dissertation, “Women Wanted: Gender, Race, and the Origins of American Plantation Societies,” is a comparative history of the first generation of white women in Virginia, Barbados, and Carolina (1607-1720). I am especially interested in the early modern intellectual origins of seventeenth-century plans to bring white women to English America, and the development of white women’s role in settler colonialism and plantation slavery. My work has been supported by the Omohundro Institue, the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Jamestowne Society, in addition to the University of Virginia. I am also the Greer graduate fellow at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA, where I have conducted research on the first women to attend UVA. I received my B.A in history and English from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in 2016.

Recent Publications

Book Reviews

Review of Virginia 1619: Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America ed. by Paul Musselwhite, James Horn, and Peter C. Mancall, in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography issue 127 (2019)


Other Publications

“Women Wanted; Jamestown Women at the Vanguard of Colonial American Women’s Settlement,” in Jamestowne Society Magazine (Fall 2019)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Family, Gender, Race, Slavery, Women