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Saint Louis University
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Early America, American Revolution, Founding Era, Atlantic History, Legal History, refugees, migration, settler colonialism,
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About Me

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Saint Louis University working on my dissertation “Exiled Abroad: Refugees in the Making of Early America.” I explore how the entry of refugee groups from other empires transformed ideas about the rights afforded to foreigners who were classified as refugees by parliamentary and colonial authorities. These refugees prompted shifts in legal, economic, and social institutions across the Atlantic that transformed the meaning of birth rights and naturalization in the early modern period. These changes allowed for their legal and economic inclusion in the British Empire and established a system of preferences based on gender, race, wealth and religion that echoed in the Early American Republic.


Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
British American Colonies, United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Colonialism, Diplomacy, Environment, Law, Migration & Immigration