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Molly Perry

ABD History

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

Bio

Fields of Interest:Early American History; British Imperial History; American Revolution; Cultural History; Labor History; Slavery and African-American History; Caribbean History 

Academic Biography:

Doctoral Student, History, College of William and Mary 

  • Dissertation (advised by Brett Rushforth): “Influencing Empire: Protest and Persuasion in the Plantation Ports of the British Empire, 1764 – 1767”
  • Comprehensive Exams Passed March 2011

Masters of Arts, College of William and Mary, 2010

  • “Hearty Damnations” and “Ordered Resistance”: Protest, Profit, and Power in Colonial Charleston, 1764 – 1769.

Bachelor of Arts, Middlebury College, 2004

Publications and Presentations:
  • “’There Can Be No Friendship’ in Boycotts: Past and Present, ed. David Feldman, Michael Miller, and Scott Ury. (Forthcoming).
  •  “’Soot, Sailors Habits, and Slouch Hats’: Sailors in Action and Print during Stamp Act Riots” Port Towns and Urban Cultures, Port Towns Project, The National Museum of the Royal Navy & HMS Victory, The University of Portsmouth
  •  “’Flowing Bowls and Bumping Glasses’: Raising Toasts, Declaring Loyalty, and Protesting in the British Empire” 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians,Institute of Historical ResearchUniversity of London
  •  “’There Can Be No Friendship’: The Contentious Nature of Non-Importation on the American Road to Revolution” Boycotts: Past and Present, International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism, Pears Institute, Birkbeck, University of London
  •  “’Race and Riot: African-Americans in Action and Text during the Stamp Act Crisis,” panel “Other Revolutions: Neglected Forms of Popular Resistance,” 19th Annual Conference, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
  •  “Slaves and the Stamp Act: The Diverse Agency and Audiences of Colonial Port Protest” in panel “Audience and Agency” 44th Annual Meeting, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  •  “’A Kind of Enthusiasm Swept the City’: The Contentious Resumption of Protest in Charleston” 2013 Annual Meeting, South Carolina Historical Association.
  •  “’Crown’d the Night: Drinking in and Dismantling the British Empire” in panel “Culinary Contact Zones” 8th Biennial Conference, Society of Early Americanists.
Teaching, Digital Humanities, and Public History Experience
  • Preceptor, History Resource Writing Center, Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, The College of William and Mary 
  • Teaching Fellow, American History to 1877 Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, The College of William and Mary
  •  Instructor, From Jamestown through the Revolution National Institute of American History and Democracy
  • Teaching Assistant, Global History since 1500 Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, The College of William and Mary
  • Lesson Plan and Classroom Resources Designer, Darwin Correspondence Project, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Teaching Assistant, History of Europe since 1715, Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, The College of William and Mary 
  • Teaching Assistant, History of Europe to 1715, Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, The College of William and Mary
  •  Archives and Special Collections Apprenticeship, Special Collections, Early Gregg Swem Library, Williamsburg, VA 
  • Supervising Classroom Instructor for M.Ed. Candidate,  Graduate School of Education, George Mason University                       
  • National Archives Intern, Exhibits and Educational Outreach, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC
  • Teacher, History and Social Studies, West Potomac High School, Fairfax County Public School
  • Vermont Historical Society Museum Intern, Permanent Exhibit, The Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier Vermont
  • The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Intern Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Conference Bursary: Food in History, The 82nd Annual Anglo-American
  • Conference Funds, Office of Student Activities, The College of William and Mary
  • Provost Summer Grants for Graduate Research, The College William and Mary
  • Travel Grant, David Library of the American Revolution
  • Bicknell Fellowship, National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims,
  • Conference Bursary: Boycotts – Past and Present, International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism, hosted by The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Graduate Studies Fellowship, The Office of Graduate Studies and Research, The Collegeof William and Mary
  • Research and Conference Grant, Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, The College of William and Mary
  • International Research Grant, Reeves Center, The College of William and Mary
  • Conference Funds, Office of Student Activities, The College of William and Mary
  • John E. Selby Graduate Teaching Award, Presented to teaching fellow with the highest student evaluations in the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, The College of William and Mary
  • Goodwin Scholarship, The College of William and Mary
  • Selected for Excellence in Teaching, Northern Virginia Writing Project George Mason University
  • Grant, Minority Achievement Summer Institute ($30,000 per annum),West Potomac High School, FCPS