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Awards/Honors || Fellowships || Research Grants || Internships || Conference Presentations || Publications || Community Service/Outreach || Recent alumni employment/positions


 2013 Best Article Award, Mormon History Association for “Mormonism in the Methodist Marketplace: James Covel and the Historical Background of Doctrine and Covenants 39-40,” BYU Studies Quarterly 51:1 (2012): 67-98. June 2013, Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History.

Market Access International, Inc. Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, April 2014, Kristina Poznan, PhD, History.

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 13th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, College of William & Mary 2013, Kristina Poznan, PhD, History.


Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, 2013, Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History.

Fulbright Austrian-Hungarian Joint Research Grant, U.S. Department of State, Vienna, Austria & Budapest, Hungary, Spring 2013, Kristina Poznan, PhD, History.

Associate Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, Oxford, England, Fall 2012, Bill Leon Smith, MA, History.

Bridwell Library Fellowship, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 2011-2013, Christopher Jones, PhD, History.

Gilder Lehrman Short Term Fellowship, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, June 2012, Lindsay Keiter, PhD, History.

Frances Lewis Fellowship in Women's and Gender History, the Virginia Historical Society, 2011, Lindsay Keiter, PhD, History.

Library Resident Research Fellowship, the American Philosophical Society, December 2011-January 2012, Lindsay Keiter, PhD, History.

Fulbright Dissertation Fellow to Venezuela, 2010-2011, Edward Pompeian, PhD, History.


Research Grants

Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2014, Kristina Poznan, PhD, History.

East European Studies Title VIII Short-Term Research Scholarship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., September 2013, Kristina Poznan, PhD, History.

The World is My Parish United Methodist History Grant, General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church, 2013, Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Hungary, 2009-2010, Kristina Poznan, MA, History.



Conference Presentations

“Itinerant Preachers and Ecclesiastical Borderlands: Methodist Missionaries in British North America and the Caribbean, 1784-1815,” American Society of Church History/Ecclesiastical History Society, Oxford, England, April 2014, Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History.

“Evangelical Religion and Revolution in the Atlantic World: The Methodist Experience in Canada and the Caribbean,” American Society of Church History, Washington, D.C., January 2014, Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History.

"Playing American: Toys in the Era of the American Revolution" presented at Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, November 7-9, 2013, Amelia Butler, PhD, History.

“Funding Nation-Building Abroad: Immigrant Contributions to Hungarian and Slavic National Projects of the Habsburg Empire,” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November 2013, Kristina Poznan, PhD, History.

“Imperial Spaces and Ecclesiastical Borderlands: Methodism in British North America, 1776-1815,” North American Conference on British StudiesPortland, Oregon, November 2013, Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History.

“An Encroachment on our religious rights’: Race and Religious Toleration in the Methodist Atlantic World,” Spectacle of Toleration Conference, Newport, Rhode Island, October 2013, Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History.

“In Search of the Land of Liberty: Methodist Migration and the Politics of Slavery, 1780-1805,” Religion on the Move Conference, New York, New York, April 2012, Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History.

“‘I greatly fear that some interference will become necessary to resque her:’ Out-of-court Responses to Spousal Abuse in the Early Republic,” Society for the History of the Early American Republic, 35th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, July 20, 2013, Lindsay Keiter, PhD, History.

"Filling the Void: Privateers, Smugglers, and the Shaping of Empire in the Age of the Bourbon Reforms" presented at NYU Atlantic History Conference, New York University, February 2012, Casey Schmitt, PhD, History.

 “The Worst Fights are Behind Relatives: Mormons and Methodists in the Nineteenth Century,” presented at At the Crossroads, Again: Mormon and Methodist Encounters in the Nineteenth and Twenty‐First Centuries, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., February 2012. Christopher Jones, PhD, History.

"The Legend of Pretty Hair: Native American Women in Appalachian Racial Memory" presented at Women of Appalachia Conference, Ohio University Zanesville, Zanesville, Ohio, October 2011, Alexandra Finley, PhD, History.

 "Native Americans, Socialist Propaganda, and the Politics of the Oppressed." Presenter. Native American and Indigenous Studies Conference, Sacramento, California. May 19-21, 2011. Lucie Kyrova, PhD, History.

“Building Culture as Competition: Demonstrating Knowledge on Construction Sites in Eighteenth-Century Virginia,” presented at the Business History Conference, held in St.Louis, MO. April 1-2, 2011. Elizabeth Cook, PhD, History.

“A 'Parcel of Carpenters & Joyners Tools': Carpenters, Clients, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg,” presented at the Virginia Forum, held in Lexington, VA. March 25-26, 2011. Elizabeth Cook, PhD, History.

“'By Work Done For Me': Building Culture and Client Relationships in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg,” presented at“'I Know My Place': The Interaction of Urban Space and Social Hierarchies in History", Held at Oxford University, Oxford, UK. May 14, 2011. Elizabeth Cook, PhD, History.

"Pacific Trade Winds: Towards a Global History of the Manila Galleon" presented at Redefining World History Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, March 12-13, 2011,  Matthew Thomas, MA, History.

Sarah Thomas. "Vernacular Architecture Forum Conference 2011," Falmouth, Jamaica, May 31-June 5, 2011. Sarah Thomas, MA, History.

Sarah Thomas, "Slavery in the 1780s Backcountry: Redwell Furnace and Pine Forge," Virginia Forum Conference, Lexington, Virginia, 2011. Sarah Thomas, MA, History.

Lu Ann Homza, Kimberly Bassett, Aaron Gregory, Meredith Howard, and Hanna Langstein.  "William & Mary in the Kingdom of Navarre: Research in the Pamplona Archives."  No. 4 in the Fall 2010 Town-Gown Lecture Series sponsored by the Christopher Wren Association, held in Williamsburg, VA.  October 7, 2010.  Aaron J. Gregory, MA, Comparative History.

“Nicaragua and the American Indian Movement:  International Influences on Indian Activism in the United States” presented at 31st American Indian Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, March 2010, Lucie Kyrova, PhD, History.

“Lord Baltimore’s ‘Lesser Common-wealths’: Town-Founding and the Politics of a Proprietary Colony, 1658-1689” presented at British Group in Early American History Conference, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, September 2010, Paul Musselwhite, PhD, History.

Symposium Participant, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Spring Academy, March 2010, Paul Musselwhite, PhD, History.



Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History and Stephen J. Fleming, “‘Except among that Portion of Mankind’: Early Mormon Conceptions of the Apostasy,” in Miranda Wilcox and John Young, eds., Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Christopher C. Jones, PhD, History, “Mormonism in the Methodist Marketplace: James Covel and the Historical Background of Doctrine and Covenants 39-40,” BYU Studies Quarterly 51:1 (2012): 67-98. January 2012.

Bill Leon Smith, MA, History, “Animals Made Americans Human: Sentient Creatures and the Creation of Early America’s Moral Sensibility.” The Journal of Animal Ethics, Vol. 2, No.2, University of Illinois Press (Fall 2012): 126-140.

Laura M. Ansley, PhD, History and Renee M. Sentilles, "Theater" in Civil War America: A Social and Cultural History, eds. Maggi Morehouse and Zoe Trodd. New York: Routledge, forthcoming (2012).

Gordon Barker, 2009 PhD, History. The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns and the Landscape of Race In Antebellum America. Kent State University Press, American Abolitionism and Antislavery, 2010.

Christopher  Jones, PhD, History, “The Power and Form of Godliness: Methodist Conversion Narratives and Joseph Smith’s First Vision,” Journal of Mormon History 37:2 (Spring 2011): 88‐114.

Community Service/Outreach

 Christopher  Jones, PhD, History, Graduate Student Representative, Board of Directors, Mormon History Association, 2011-2013.

Recent alumni employment/positions

Heather DiAngelis, 2011 MA, History, Journal Center Assistant, College of William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA.

Aaron Gregory, 2012 MA, History, Instructor, Isle of Wight Academy, Humanities and Social Sciences, Isle of Wight, VA.

Jennifer Garrott, 2011 MA, History, Associate Producer, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Productions, Williamsburg, VA.

Ellen Adams, 2010 PhD, History,  Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Saginaw Valley State University.

Celine Carayon, 2010 PhD, History, Assistant Professor of History, Utah Valley University, Orem Utah.

Brian Daugherity, 2011 PhD, History, Assistant Professor of History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dan Ingram, 2010 PhD, History, Assistant Professor of History, Ball State University.

Ted Maris-Wolf, 2011 PhD, History, Assistant Professor of History, University of Louisiana, Lafayette Louisiana.

Jennifer Oast, 2010 PhD, History, Assistant Professor of History, Bloomsburg University, PA.

Edward Pompeian, 2011 PhD, History, McNeil Center Fellow, University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Sturtevant, 2011 PhD, History, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, St. Lawrence University.

Sarah McCartney, 2010 MA, History, 1st Year PhD Student, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.