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University of Warwick (10/2012- 06/2013).
Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study.

PhD Studies

University of Warwick (2009- 2012).
Thesis Title - Hierarchies and Honour among Enslaved Men in the antebellum South. Supervised by Dr Tim Lockley; examined by Professor Gad Heuman and Dr. Rebecca Fraser.


University of Warwick (2008 - 2009).
MA - The History of Race in the Americas.


University of Warwick (2005 - 2008).

BA - History - 1st Class.

Dissertation - How far were male slaves in the antebellum South able to foster a sense of masculinity within slavery? 85

Competitive Research Awards (select)

05/2013 – Summer Research Fund, Humanities Research Centre and the Institute of Advanced Study - £650

02/2013 – Warwick Transatlantic Fellowship, Humanities Research Centre - £1500. Declined.

08/2011 - Conference Bursary Award, the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, York University Toronto - £200.

06/2011 - The Eccles Centre Postgraduate Award in North American Studies at the British Library: awarded for the best proposal in research at the British Library, Eccles Centre - £500.

02/2011 - University of Warwick American Study and Student Exchange Committee Travel Award - £460.

09/2010 - Peter J. Parish Memorial Award – British American Nineteenth Century Historians - £500.

2009/2012 - The Richard and Anne Crossman Award for doctoral research, 3 year stipend, University of Warwick, £13,480.