New Atlantic World Faculty: Julia Gaffield

The Atlantic World History program is pleased to welcome Julia Gaffield,  a recent graduate of the Department of History at Duke University. Dr Gaffield will be teaching the Atlantic World History Capstone Seminar while Dr Kennetta Perry takes up a prestigious ACLS fellowship. Dr Gaffield’s dissertation studies the early independence period in Haiti and seeks to understand the diverse relationships that state leaders in Haiti held with the international community. In April 2010 she received international media attention for her archival discovery of the only known extant government-issued copy of the Haitian Declaration of Independence. This document is part of a larger story of international communication and negotiation in the early years of Haiti’s independence. Read more

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