David Doddington is Lecturer in North American History at Cardiff University, and received his PhD from the University of Warwick in February 2013 under the supervision of Professor Tim Lockley. Prior to his arrival at Cardiff in 2014, he held teaching and research positions at the University of Warwick, the University of Leicester, and the University of York. David has been awarded research awards from the British Association of American Studies, the Eccles Centre at the British Library, British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH), and the Leverhulme Trust.
His research interests centre on slavery, race, and gender in the antebellum South, with a particular interest in examining resistance and solidarity within slave communities. He has publications in journals such as Gender & History, Journal of Global Slavery, and in edited collections, including Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie Harris (Eds.) Sexuality and Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas (Athens: Univeristy of Georgia Press, 2018). His book, Contesting Slave Masculinity in the American South (New York; Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018), is out in June.
Having recently completed this project, he is working on an edited collection entitled Writing the History of Slavery, to be published by Bloomsbury in 2019, and was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to begin work on his new project, entitled Old Age and American Slavery.
Dr David Doddington