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Graduate Student Bios and Research

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Ansley, Laura ABD Historyemail: lmansley@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Sexual health and education for children in the American South at the turn of the twentieth century

Bailey, HannahGraduate StudentEmail: hebailey@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Female memory of the American Revolution

Brennan Arehart, KellyABD Historyemail: [[kbarehart]]
Dissertation: "Men of Sorrow, Markets of Grief; business, technology, culture and the rise of the funeral industry, 1780-1930"

Butler, AmeliaGraduate Student HistoryEmail: [[ambutl]]
Current Research: Nineteenth-Century Generational-Cultural Transmission and Children

Carbonell, CaylinGraduate Student HistoryEmail: cecarbonell@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Gender and family in early America

Coleman, Lauri BauerABD HistoryEmail: lbcoleman@moravian.edu
Current Research: How New Englanders in the Revolutionary era made sense of the natural world, particularly threatening occurrences such as earthquakes, comets, and extreme weather events.

Cook, Elizabeth ABD HistoryEmail: [[e|ecook]]
Current Research: Early Modern America, Material Culture, Built Environment, Historical Archaeology

Daen, LaurelABD HistoryEmail: [[e|lrdaen]]
Current Research: Disability in Early America
Fields of Interest: Early American History; Disability Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's History; Visual and Material Culture

Elliott, CaraGraduate StudentEmail: [[caelliott]]
Current Research: Family history and childhood

Finley, AlexandraABD Historyemail: axfinl@email.wm.edu
Current Research: The economies of the domestic slave trade

Gross, AlexandraGraduate Student HistoryEmail: amgross@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Political history of the early Republic

Hines, KarenABD HistoryEmail: [[e|klhine]]
Current Research: The changing role of Indian women in the colonial fur trade

Jones, ChristopherABD HistoryEmail: ccjones@email.wm.edu
Current research: The growth and development of Methodism in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean from 1760-1815

Kane, Maria A. ABD HistoryEmail: [[e|makane]]
Current Research: The growth of contemporary evangelicalism in the United States

Keiter, LindsayABD HistoryEmail: [[e|lmkeit]]
Current Research: Marriage as a social and financial institution in the North and the South between 1750 and the Civil War.

Kuckuck, Jeffrey M.A./Ph.D CandidateEmail: [[e|jwkuck]]
Current Research: New England political ideology and political culture in the wake of the Glorious Revolution.

Leszkowicz, JadePh.D CandidateEmail: [[e|jmleszkowicz]]
Current Research: New York State Commission for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies during the American Revolution.

McClure, JohnPh. D. CandidateEmail: [[e|jmmcclure]]
Current Research: Reconstruction, the New South era, and Virginia.

McLennan, SarahABD HistoryEmail: [[e|semcle]]
Current Research: The development of heritage tourism in the mid-twentieth century United States, and its role in defining ideas of national identity and citizenship.

Pariseau, Justin A. ABD HistoryEmail: [[e|japari]]
Current Research: The relationships between white and black residents in nineteenth-century maritime New England, and their participation in (or opposition to) the abolition of slavery.

Perry, MollyABD HistoryEmail: mfperry@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Protest and Persuasion in the British Empire
Webpage: wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/mfperry/homepage

Poznan, Kristina ABD HistoryEmail: [[e|kepoznan]]
Website: : http://kepoznan.blogs.wm.edu/
Current Research: Identity formation and ethnic politics among Austro-Hungarian immigrants in the United States

Schmitt, CaseyGraduate StudentEmail: csschmitt@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Contraband trade in the eighteenth-century Caribbean

Snyder, KathrynGraduate Student HistoryEmail: kesnyder01@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Women, performance, and early modern/colonial drama

Stevens White, HollyABD Historyemail: hnstevens@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Youth Culture in the Colonial and Early Republican South

Thomas, SarahGraduate StudentEmail: setho2@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Building and material culture of the early American backcountry.

Tonat, IanPhD StudentEmail: ietonat@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Native American and legal history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Wallace, ChaseABD HistoryEmail: [[e|cawallace]]
Current Research: The rise and decline of the plantation in the Old Southwest

Walsh, CJM.A. CandidateEmail: [[e|cjwals]]
Current Research: The material displays and ritual use of home furnishings of three artisan families in Williamsburg between 1725 and 1763.

Ward, David L.Graduate Student HistoryEmail: dlward@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Colonial American History from 1688 -1787 and the accommodations amongst the different tribes, religious sects, national origins, military organizations and social classes that allowed the American identity to develop.

Welch, LaurenceCTMA Graduate StudentEmail: lrwelch@email.wm.edu
Current Research: Transfer of ideas, systems, and philosophies of education from Europe to America in the eighteenth century.

Wood, ElizabethGraduate Student HistoryCurrent Research: Women and African American communities in the nineteenth-century South

Zieger, Jason Peter ABD HistoryEmail: [[e|jpzieg]]
Current Research: The development of the American industry in purportedly "Indian" patent medicines during the first decades of the nineteenth century.