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Ashli White, "Object Lessons in Revolution"

Monday, April 12, 2010
12:00 AM
1014 Tisch Hall

Ashli White, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Miami, received a B.A. from the University of Virginia (1994), an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture (1997), and a Ph.D. from Columbia University (2003). She specializes in revolutionary and early republican U.S. history, with particular attention to connections between the new nation and the Atlantic world. Her current project, Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic (forthcoming, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), is a revised form of her dissertation, which won the Bancroft Dissertation Prize for 2003. The manuscript examines refugees who fled the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue during the Haitian Revolution and arrived to the United States. She has held fellowships at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the John Carter Brown Library, and the American Philosophical Society, among others. Before joining the history department at the University of Miami, White taught at Columbia University and SUNY Stony Brook. She offers courses on the age of revolution, the early U.S. republic, comparative slavery, material culture, and the Atlantic world.Ashli White will discuss her current project – an examination of material culture in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions.