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Linda M. Rupert

Dr. Linda M. Rupert

Contact Information

Email: lmrupert@uncg.edu
Office: 2105 MHRA


Ph.D., History, Duke University, 2006
M.A., History, Duke University, 2002
M.A., Sociology & Historical Studies, New School for Social Research, 1988
B.A., Sociology & Latin American Studies, Brandeis University, 1979

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, UNC Greensboro, 2013-present
Assistant Professor, UNC Greensboro, 2006-2013
Instructor, Duke University, 2004, 2006
Instructor, North Carolina State University, 2005

Research Interests

  • Early modern Atlantic and Caribbean
  • Colonial Americas
  • Comparative slavery & slave societies
  • Historical geography & cartography
  • Comparative maritime history

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Current Project

"Fugitives to Freedom: Inter-colonial Marronage, Colonial Rivalries, and Imperial Jurisdiction in the Early Modern Caribbean(working title). Draft book manuscript in progress.

Courses Taught

  • HIS 207: Globalization, 1400-1750
  • HIS 341: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Real Story
  • HIS 396: Senior Honors Seminar: The Atlantic World
  • HIS 508: The Caribbean: From Conquest to Plantations
  • HIS 511C: The Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • HIS 710: Atlantic World Colloquium
  • HIS 715: The Atlantic Slave Trade
  • FMS 151: Map it Out!

Recent Publications

  • Creolization and Contraband: Curaçao in the Early Modern Atlantic World. University of Georgia Press Early American Places Series, 2012.
  • "'Seeking the Water of Baptism': Fugitive Slaves and Imperial Jurisdiction in the Early Modern Caribbean." In Lauren Benton and Richard J. Ross, eds., Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850 (NYU Press, 2013).
  • "Inter-Colonial Networks and Revolutionary Ferment in Eighteenth-Century Curaçao and Tierra Firme." In Wim Klooster and Gert Oostindie, eds., Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800 (Leiden, the Netherlands: KITLV Press, 2011), 75-96.
  • "Marronage, Manumission, and Maritime Trade in the Early Modern Caribbean." Slavery and Abolition 30: 3 (September 2009): 361-82.
  • Other publications listed on Vitae.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant (2013)
  • National Humanities Center Fellowship (2012-2013)
  • ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowship (2010)
  • J. William Fulbright Faculty Fellowship; Leiden University, the Netherlands (2009)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (2008)
  • Other awards listed on Vitae.

Links of Interest

Curriculum Vitae

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