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Katharine Griffin


My dissertation focuses on how the British worldwide abolition movement of the 1830s–1860s impacted the American abolition movement. I organized a panel on “Global Abolition: Britain, Africa, and America, 1780s–1840s” for the American Historical Association’s 2018 annual meeting. Recently, I was awarded FIU’s Dissertation Evidence Acquisition Fellowship. As a result of that research, my paper “A Reciprocally Beneficial Transatlantic Exchange: British and American Slave Narratives across the Atlantic” has been accepted for publication in the compilation volume “Slavery, Authorship and Literary Culture,” which is currently in the peer review process.