The Atlantic World History program is pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Kennetta Hammond Perry was awarded a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to support the completion of her book project tentatively titled London is the Place For Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging. The project is an extension of her dissertation work on trans-Atlantic Caribbean migration, race and citizenship in postwar Britain. Dr. Perry will spend the fellowship year researching and revising her manuscript in affiliation with the Institute of Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more details on Dr. Perry’s project click here.
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