Dr. Carrie Glenn, an assistant professor of history at Niagara University, has been selected for the Bright Institute at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. Dr. Glenn is one of 12 participants chosen as fellows for the second cohort of the three-year program, which brings together professors of American history (before 1848) who work at liberal arts colleges to discuss cutting-edge scholarship and brainstorm ways to teach that new scholarship in the classroom.
The participants will spend two weeks in-residence each summer for three years, collaborating with one another and with a pedagogical coach and an established scholar. Christian Ayne Crouch, author of “Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France,” and Kevin Gannon, author of “Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto,” are the co-hosts for this year’s session, which will take place July 25-Aug. 5, 2022.
Dr. Glenn earned her B.A. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, her M.A. in history from California State University, Los Angeles, and her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. She is working on a book project that explores the short- and long-term, local and far-reaching reverberations of the Haitian Revolution from the perspective of Marie Rose Poumaroux (a marchande de couleur) and Elizabeth Beauveau (a white itinerant American), and on a digital humanities project in collaboration with Camille Cordier (Université Lumiere Lyon) that aims to offer the public a unique view on colonial urban slavery and post-slavery society by focusing on Le Cap, Haiti, one of the Atlantic World’s key commercial centers.
Her research has received support from the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the John Carter Brown Library, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, the American Philosophical Society, and the University of Delaware.