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Edward P. Pompeian

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Edward P. Pompeian

Meet Edward P. Pompeian

Assistant Professor, History

Education: 2005 St. Olaf College, B.A.
2007 College of William and Mary, M.A.
2014 College of William and Mary, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught: Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Atlantic World Age of Revolutions
Environmental History
Latin American-US Relations
US History to 1865
US History since 1865

Career Specialties: Edward Pompeian is interested in the history of the Americas in the period when slave emancipation and imperial conflict transformed former colonies into nation-states during the Age of Revolutions, 1750-1830. His research and teaching interests are colonial Latin America, Atlantic trade and commerce, slavery and emancipation, translocal history, imperial margins and frontiers, environmental history, globalization and cross-cultural relations broadly defined.

Professional and Community Activities: Pompeian is completing his manuscript, Calculating the Cost of Freedom: The United States and Venezuela during the Age of Revolutions in the Atlantic World, which will be published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in the Program in Early American Economy and Society series.

He is the author of "Mind the Global U-Turn: Reorienting Early American History in a Global and Commercial Context," which was published in the winter 2016 issue of the Journal of the Early Republic. He has presented research papers at the annual meetings of the American Historical Association, the Conference on Latin American, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Pompeian has reviewed books for the Journal of Social History, the Journal of American Studies, Labor and the Journal of the Early Republic.

His past service includes supervising writing tutors working with students enrolled in history courses, serving on scholarship and honors theses committees, and advising Fulbright Scholarship applicants.

Honors and Awards: Professional Development Grant, Office of the Provost and Dean of St. Olaf College, 2016
Short-Term Fellowship for Jefferson Related Projects, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, 2013
Lord Baltimore Fellowship, Maryland Historical Society, 2012-2013
Mendel Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University, 2012-2013
Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere, American Historical Association, 2010
Advisory Council Dissertation Fellowship, McNeil Center for Early American Studies,
University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2012
Dissertation Fellowship, Program in Early American Economy and Society, Library Company of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Fall 2011
Fulbright Dissertation Research Fellowship, Caracas, Venezuela, 2010-2011