Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr.

Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr.

Postdoctoral Researcher


  • PhD, University of Iowa, 2017

Research Areas


Research Interests

  • African American History
  • Civil War & Reconstruction Era
  • Race & Gender
  • 19th-Century History

Current Projects

  • I am working on a book that examines the long-term negative economic consequences of Civil War military service on Northern African American families.
  • I am currently writing an article that traces the antebellum experiences of soon-to-be United States Colored Troops and their families as they dealt with racial discrimination before the Civil War.

Courses Taught

  • World History I
  • World History II
  • American History 1877—Present
  • Civil War & Reconstruction
  • Western Civilization III
  • Civil War & Reconstruction
  • U.S. in World Affairs
  • American History 1492—1877

Awards and Honors

  • United States Embassy & BrANCH International Postgraduate Bursary (2018)
  • Short-Term Fellowship, The Library Company of Philadelphia, Mellon Scholars Program in African American History (2015)

Selected Publications