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Molly Perry

Molly Perry

Instructor

McMurran Hall 301B
(757) 594-0200
molly.perry@cnu.edu
http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/mfperry

Education

  • MA in History, The College of William and Mary
  • BA in History, Middlebury College

Teaching

Early American History, British Empire, Caribbean History and Culture, Comparative Slavery, Comparative Atlantic Revolutions, Secondary Social Studies Methods and Assessment

Research

Protest in American History, Early American History, British Empire, Atlantic World, Slavery

Biography

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Molly received her BA with high honors in history from Middlebury College in Vermont. Following graduation, she spent four years teaching public high school and designing lesson plans to help teachers incorporate primary sources into the classroom. Passionate about public history, she has interned and volunteered at the National Archives and Records Administration, the Vermont Historical Society, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. As a graduate student at the College of William and Mary, she continued to explore the dynamics of protest and persuasion in the British Empire, first in her master's thesis "Hearty Damnations" and "Ordered Resistance": Protest, Profit and Power in Colonial Charleston" and then in her dissertation "Influencing Empire: Protest and Persuasion in the Plantation Ports of the British Empire, 1764 - 1676." She remains committed to excellence as a scholar and as an educator, receiving the John E. Selby Teaching Award from the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History. Currently, Molly is an Instructor in the History Department at Christopher Newport University, teaching courses on Early American History, Comparative Slavery, Caribbean History and Culture, and Comparative Revolutions of the Atlantic World. As well, she teaches aspiring secondary social studies teachers in CNU's Master of Arts in Teaching program. When not in the archives or reading colonial newspapers, she can be found on a sailboat or anywhere near the water.


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