Anne joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2010. Before doing so, she completed her bachelor’s degree in political science at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and her master’s and doctoral degrees in history at Princeton University. Her dissertation, “Slavery and Freedom in the American Confluence, from the Northwest Ordinance to Dred Scott,” draws upon a collection of slave freedom suits filed in the St. Louis circuit court to construct a social and cultural history of slavery and freedom in a vast region defined by the convergence of three of North America’s great rivers—the Ohio, the Mississippi, and the Missouri.
Broadly defined, Anne’s research focuses on questions of nineteenth-century American social and cultural history, with a special emphasis on slavery, legal history, gender and women’s history, and the history of the South and Midwest.
B.A., The George Washington University
M.A., Princeton University
Ph.D., Princeton University