Aaron Hoggle

Aaron Hoggle

Degree Program: PhD

Advisor: Jenny Shaw

Research Areas

  • United States History
  • European History
  • Gender and Women’s History
  • Southern History



  • Archival Studies Certificate, The University of Alabama, 2021
  • MA, The University of Alabama, 2019
  • Museum Studies Certificate, The University of Alabama, 2018
  • MA, The University of Alabama, 2017
  • BA, The University of Alabama, 2015
  • BAC, The University of Alabama, 2009

Research Interests

  • Atlantic History
  • 17th and 18th-Century Social History
  • Early Modern Economics
  • Material Culture
  • Early Modern Identities

Recent Publications

Current Projects

  • ‘”The veryest rake and the worst of husbands in the world’: Exclusivity and the Gentry Family in Early Eighteenth-Century England.” Masters Seminar Paper
  • ‘”Her Demands for the Said French Man:’ Indian Peggy and the Role of Native Women in Colonial South Carolina Trade.” Article in preparation
  • I am currently working with a set of 17th and 18th-century family letters that explore the migration of an English gentry family to the emerging colony of South Carolina. Through these letters, analyzed alongside court documents, probate records, material culture, and Colonial office records, we see how family relationships, inheritance, objects, and perceptions of class played a role in the formation of early American identity. My dissertation is provisionally titled, “Elizabeth’s Fortune: Gender, Connexions, and Family Formation in the British Atlantic World, 1680-1744.”

Awards & Honors

  • Gary B. Mills Endowed Dissertation Award, 2022
  • The Colonial Dames of America Essay Award for Outstanding Essay in Colonial History: “Clothing and the Construction of Early American Identity.” The University of Alabama Department of History, April 2020