Alexi Garrett


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Field & Specialties

Advisor: Dr. Alan Taylor 
Early American Republic, social history, business history, women and gender, slavery
Twitter: @AlexiGarrett

Education

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

My dissertation analyzes how feme sole businesswomen managed their slave-manned enterprises in the early national South. I grew up in Iowa City, and received my B.A. in History, English, and Women’s Studies from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Before graduate school, I worked for Oxford University Press and Macmillan Learning in New York City, and even dug up a Spanish silver coin at Jamestown. 

Publications

Book Reviews
Review of Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America by Catherine E. Kelly, Journal of History and Cultures, Issue 8 (Jan. 2018)

Digital
“Republican Motherhood” entry, George Washington Digital Encyclopedia, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington (forthcoming)

“Belle Harris Bennett” entry, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, ProQuest Publishing (forthcoming)

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

I have given papers at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Business History Conference workshop, SHEAR's race and slavery workshop, and UVA's Early American Seminar and Movements and Directions in Capitalism groups. 

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)

Exploratory Research Grant, Hagley Museum and Library (2017)

Filson Fellowship, The Filson Historical Society (2017)

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

  

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