Jenny Shaw


Dr. Jenny Shaw

Associate Professor
Ph.D., New York University, 2009

Research Interests

  • History of the Atlantic World
  • History of the Early Modern English Caribbean
  • Race and Slavery in the Americas
  • Approaches to the Archive


Courses Taught

  • History of American Civilization to 1865 (HY 103)
  • Nineteenth Century Black History (AAST/HY 319)
  • Comparative Slavery and Emancipation (HY 411)
  • Atlantic History (HY 300)
  • Caribbean History (HY 475)
  • Undergraduate Research Seminar (HY 430)
  • Graduate Proseminar: United States History to 1865: Atlantic Perspectives (HY 606)
  • Graduate Writing Seminar (HY 651)

Recent Publications

  • Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the Construction of Difference (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, Early American Places Series, 2013).
  • with Kristen Block, “Subjects without an Empire: The Irish in the Early Modern Caribbean,” Past and Present, no. 210 (Feb 2011): 33-60.

Current Projects

  • “The Wife, the Whore, and the Wench: Race, Power, and the Archive of Possibility in Colonial Barbados” (article under submission).
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