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Amy C. Stallings

Ph.D. Student (ABD)



Fields of Interest: Tudor/Stuart England, Regency England, Colonial and Federal America, Popular Culture 

Academic Biography:   B.A.  College of William and Mary '06, M.A.  College of William and Mary '09

Awards:  2009 Distinguished Thesis in the Humanities for "Dance, Dance, Revolution:  the Function of Dance in American Politics 1763-1800."

Field Exams: Tudor/Stuart England (with Dale Hoak)

    American History to 1815 (with Paul Mapp)

American History 1815 to the present (with Carol Sheriff and Charlie McGovern)

Popular Culture (with James Whittenburg)

Dissertation:  "Ballroom Politics:  Dance as a Partisan Activity in the Anglo-American Tradition, 1750-1830" (working title). I will expand the scope of my thesis to include the Seven Years' War, the War of 1812, and contentious presidential races in the early Republic.  I will also examine the experience of dance in Britain in search of a parallel movement.