Alexi Garrett

Field & Specialties

Advisor: Dr. Alan Taylor 
Early American Republic, social history, economic history, women and gender, slavery


Ph.D., Early American History, University of Virginia, expected Spring 2019
M.A., History, University of Virginia, 2016
B.A., St. Olaf College, 2012


Feme sole” entry, The World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, edited by Alexandra Kindell, ABC-CLIO, LLC. (forthcoming)

Awards & Honors

Red Hill Fellow, Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation (2017)

Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowship, Harvard Business School (2017)

Short-Term Fellow, Program in Early American Economy and Society, Library Company of Philadelphia (2017)

Sydney and Frances Lewis Fellowship in Gender and Women’s Studies, Virginia Historical Society (2017)

Filson Fellowship, The Filson Historical Society (2017)

“Gender, Slavery, and Capitalism: Feme Sole Masters of Early National Virginia” panel presentation, Society for the History of Women in the Americas annual conference, Rothermere American Institute and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Oxford, England (2017)

Doctoral Colloquium, Business History Conference, Denver, CO (2017)

History of Capitalism Summer Camp, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University (2016)

CNA-UELAC Fellowship in Loyalist Studies, Colonial North American Project, Harvard University (2016)

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Award, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia (2016 & 2017) 

Summer Research/Travel Funding, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia (2015, 2016, 2017)

Courses Taught

Graduate Teaching Assistant

HIEA 2031: Modern China (Fall 2016)
WGS 2100: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


(434) 924-7147
(434) 924-7891
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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