Christine Walker

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Christine Walker

Doctoral Candidate in History

1029 Tisch Hall, Ann Arbor MI, 48109-1003

  • Fields of Study
    • 17th/18th C US
    • Women’s/Gender
  • About

    My research focuses on eighteenth century Jamaica: a vital node in the First British Empire. Specifically, I examine how women participated in colonization and the expansion of slavery in the Atlantic World. I study the ways in which the plantation system redefined customary gender roles and family organization. I am also interested in how people negotiated the boundaries between enslavement and freedom on a daily basis.


  • Education
    • BA, American Studies, Yale University, 2000
    • MA, History, University of Connecticut, 2007
  • Grants
    • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2013-2014
    • Fulbright Research Grant to conduct research in Jamaica, Department of State, 2011-2012
    • Henry Huntington Library Research Fellowship, Henry Huntington Library, 2011