Education and Awards


Duke University, 2007-May 2012
Ph.D., Department of History
Dissertation: “‘So many schemes in agitation’: The Haitian State and the Atlantic World”

York University, Toronto, Canada, 2006-2007
MA, Department of History
Master’s Research Paper: “International Perceptions of Dessalines’s “Massacre” in Haiti, 1804”

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2002-2006
Honors BA, History Specialist, Major in Caribbean Studies

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2017 Research Initiation Grant, Georgia State University
2017 The Dean’s Early Career Award, Georgia State University
2017 Program for Adjusting Workloads for Junior Faculty (PAWS Jr), Georgia State University (Pre-Tenure Sabbatical)
2016 Provost’s Faculty Research Fellowship, Georgia State University ($25,000)
2015 Institutional Support Grant, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, Georgia State University
2014 Transatlantic Fellowship for Postdoctoral Fellows, The University of Warwick
2013 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Brandeis University, Sawyer Seminar: “Rethinking the Age of Revolution: Rights, Representations, and the Global Imaginary”
2013 Dissertation Prize, Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association
2013 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), New Faculty Fellow Award (declined)
2013 Conference Funding, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
2013 Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University
2010-2011 Dissertation Working Group Grant, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
2012-2011 Harvard Atlantic World Research Seminar, Short-Term Research Grant
2007-2011 Doctoral Fellowship ($20,000/year) awarded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2007 Canada Graduate Scholarship for Doctoral Studies ($35,000/year) awarded by SSHRC,Declined (required to be enrolled in a Canadian University)
2007-2008 Canada-US Fulbright Scholar
2007 Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Declined (required to be enrolled in a Canadian University)
2006 – Frederick I. Case Book Prize for excellence in the Caribbean Studies Program, University of Toronto