Schedule of Events

  • Sherman Scholar Colloquium
    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3-5 p.m.
    McNeill Hall Room 1005
  • Emerging Scholar Presentation
    Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.
    Burney Center
  • Sherman Roundtable Panel Discussion Friday, Oct.24, 10-12PM Computer Information Systems (CIS) Room 1008

2014 Sherman Emerging Scholar


Dr. Daniel Livesay

Daniel Livesay is Assistant Professor of History at Drury University in Springfield, MO.  He completed a PhD at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2010.  His forthcoming book is entitled, Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race West Indians in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833.  The book examines the migration of mixed-race Jamaicans who left the Caribbean for a job, school, or professional development in Britain during the long eighteenth century.  Their arrival into the homes of white grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins in Britain helped to shape public debates about race and family belonging.  The manuscript argues that these discussions around family membership were crucial to British Atlantic ideas of race in the period.  Parts of this study have been published in the journals Atlantic Studies and The International Journal of Scottish Literature, as well as several edited collections.  His research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the Institute of Historical Research in London, and the North American Conference on British Studies, among others. He is currently starting a new project on the lives of elderly slaves in the colonial Americas. 



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