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Curriculum Vitae

Andrew Wyatt Maginn

735 University Ave. Sewanee, Tennessee, 37383
awmaginn@sewanee.edu  

EDUCATION

Howard University, Ph.D. History, 2021
Concentrations: Latin American and Caribbean, Modern Europe and African Diaspora
Dissertation: “First Families of Haiti in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1791-1880”

North Carolina Central University, M.A., History, 2012 Summa Cum Laude
Concentrations: European, American and Caribbean History
Thesis: “The Necessity of Granting Full Justice to the Mulattos: The Gen de Couleur in Paris, 1788-1791” 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College, B.A., History, 2008
Major: American History; Minor: Vocal Music

EMPLOYMENT     

2023-Present Visiting Assistant Professor of History, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
2021-2023Senior Research Associate and Program Coordinator for the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race and Reconciliation, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
2019-2020History Instructor, Howard University History Department, Washington, DC
2019Associate Professor of Atlantic World History, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
2019Georgian Papers Fellow, Omohundro Institute. Kings College and Royal Trust Collection
2018-2019Chateaubriand Fellow, Embassy of France in the United States, Paris, France
2017-2020Research Fellow, Howard University History Department, Washington, DC
2015-2019Adjunct Instructor of History, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
2014-2015 Adjunct Instructor of History, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

COURSES TAUGHT

African Diaspora

African American I

African American II

American History I

Ancient and Medieval

Black Atlantic

Black Power to Black Lives Matter

Colonial Latin American

Latin American and Caribbean

Modern Europe

Modern World

Perspectives on Reparations for Slavery

Slavery, Race, and the University

World Civilizations

WORKSHOPS/SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

2024“Revolutionary Partners: Isaac and Louise Louverture,” Dean’s Faculty Research, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, April 8, 2024.
2024“Placide Séraphin Clerc: A Man with the Purest of Intent,” Workshop on Reading, Researching, and Writing the French Empire, Zoom, March 8, 2024.
2023“New South: A Monumental Movement” ITAL 309: Italian Americans in Cinema and Literature, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, September 13, 2023.
2023“Sewanee and Alabama: A History” FYP: Finding Your Place in Sewanee, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, August 14, 2023.
2023“Guide to Conference Presentations” Workshop for Sewanee Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, July 5, 2023.
2023“A History of Race in Sewanee” POLS 330: Race and Ethnicity in American Politics, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, March 20, 2023.
2023“A Complex History: Greek Life in Sewanee” Interfraternity and Intersorority Council, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, February 7, 2023.
2023Oral History Workshop, Benjamin Network: Sewanee’s Black Alumni Association, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, February 7, 2023.
2022“Fundamentals of Archival Research” First Year Programming, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, September 14, 2022.
2022“Fiscal Foundation of the University of the South” First Year Programming, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, August 17, 2022.
2022“White Nationalism: Western Ideology to New South Identity” ITAL 309: Italian Americans in Cinema and Literature, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, June 13, 2022.
2022“The University of the South and its Multifaceted Relationship with the Highlander Folk School,” HIST 333: History of the Highlander Folk School, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, April 14, 2022.
2023“The Roberson Project Speaks and Listens,” The Sewanee Trust for Historic Preservation, Sewanee, TN, March 3, 2022.
2022“Fundamentals of Oral History,” Sewanee Women Athletes Oral History Project Training, Sewanee, TN, January 24, 2022.
2021“Oral History and Community Archiving,” St. Mark’s Community Archiving Training, Sewanee, TN, September 1-2, 2021.
2020“Fundamentals of Conference and Grant Writing,” Howard University History Graduate Student Association, Washington, DC, August 24, 2020.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2024“A History of the Reparation Movement in the United States” African Studies Association 67th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, December 9, 2024.
2024“Mapping Haitian Studies” Latin American & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium, Quito, Ecuador, July 5, 2024.
2023“Global African: Slavery, Colonialism, and Reparations” African Studies Association 66th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2, 2023.
2023“Reckoning with Race and Memory: Digital Humanities Initiatives at the University of the South,” The Association for Computers and the Humanities, Virtual Conference, June 28, 2023.
2023“Louise Louverture: L’Ange du Malheur,” 54th Annual Association of Caribbean Historians Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 11, 2023.
2023“The Founding Funders Map Project,” Universities Studying Slavery 2023 Spring Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, March 17, 2023.
2023“Haitian Royalty in Italy: The Christophes,” Decentering Pedagogy and Research: Diversity, Transformation and Italian Studies Virtual Conference, February 24, 2023.
2022“A Man of Wit, Sense, and Deep Knowledge: Isaac Louverture,” Western Society for French History, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 6, 2022.
2022“Louise Louverture,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, New York City, NY, November 4, 2022.
2022“Inequality in Health During the 1832 Cholera Pandemic,” Association of African American Life and History Conference, Birmingham, AL, October 1, 2022.
2022“Haitian Women in Baltimore-An Émigré Kinship Network,” Relighting The Crossroads: Historical and Cultural Encounters between Haitians and African Americans, Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, May 20, 2022.
2022“Sewanee and Slavery: Digital Humanities Projects in the Midst of a Pandemic,” Universities Studying Slavery 2022 Spring Symposium, Winston Salem, NC, April 1, 2022.
2022Les Frère Utérin: Placide Clerc and Isaac Louverture” Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Charlotte, NC, March 26, 2022.
2022“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Race and Memory at the University of the South,” Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Charlotte, NC, March 26, 2022.
2019“Toussaint’s America” Association of African American Life and History Conference, Charleston, SC, October 4, 2019.
2019“Haitian Presence in the Georgian Papers” Georgian Papers Programme Fellows Panel, Kings College, London, June 4, 2019.
2019“Families Toussaint and Cassey: A Comparison” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, Atlanta, GA, February 28, 2019.
2018“Debates on Haitian Historic Sites: Le Négre Marron and Sans-Souci” 13th Annual History Graduate Student Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, March 9, 2019.
2015“Pétion of Port-au-Prince” 100th Annual Conference of the Association of African American Life and History, Atlanta, GA, September 25, 2015.
2014“Echoes of the Haitian Revolution: The Foundation of the Civil Rights Movement” 99th Annual Conference of the Association of African American Life and History, Memphis, TN. September 26.
2013“A Question of Memory: Haitian Historic Sites,” 5th Annual African Diaspora Symposium, North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC, March 23, 2013.
2012“Pétion’s Predicament: Haiti’s assistance to Simon Bolivars Liberation Movement”, Earlie E. Thorpe Lecture Series, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, April 15, 2013.

PUBLICATIONS

2025Andrew W. Maginn. Haitians Abroad, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill (Under Review).
2024Andrew W. Maginn. “A History of the Reparations in the United States” Global Africa’s Triple Burden: Slavery, Colonialism, and Reparations, edited by Adekeye Adebajo, et al., Manchester University Press, 2024.
2020Andrew W. Maginn. “Alexandre Pétion and Simón Bolívar Correspondence.” Haiti Reader: History Culture Politics, edited by Laurent Dubois et al., Duke University Press, 2020.

BOOK REVIEWS

2023“Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, The Marquis de Lafayette, and the friendships that helped Forge Two” by Tom Chaffin. H-Net Nationalism (forthcoming)
2020“The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context and Legacy”by Julia Gaffield. H-Net Nationalism (April)
2017Between Blood and Gold: The Debates over Compensation for Slavery in the Americas”by Frédérique Beauvois. Journal of Social History (December)

DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECTS            

2024Bell Route-A Trail of Tears Database
2024Black Craftspeople Digital Archive (Consultant)
2024Mapping Migrations Digital Repository
2024Counternarratives Digital Archive
2024Black Lives Matter Oral History Project
2023Collecting, Preserving, and Telling Stories to Save Sewanee Black History (Contributing Annotator)
2023Black South Cumberland Database-Sewanee: University of the South (Contributing Annotator)
2023Locating Slavery’s Database: A Collaborative Database of Civil War Memorials on American College Campuses-Sewanee: University of the South
2022Haitians Abroad: Database of Haitian Emigration during the Nineteenth Century
2022Founding Funders Map Project: Surveying the Original Investors in the University of the South- Sewanee: University of the South
2019Online Index and Lab for the Revue de la Société Haïtienne d’Historie, de Géographie et de Géologie-Library of Congress (Contributing Annotator)

DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

2022Digital Humanities Bootcamp, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2022WordPress Training, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
2022ArcGIS Training, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
2021Big Tree Training, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
2021Omeka-S Training, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

SERVICE

2023-2024Dissertation Advisor-Grant Stokes, “Racial Legacies of Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, Virginia,” University of the South School of Theology, 2024.
2022-2023Newman Civic Fellows Mentor-Delana Turner.
2022Conference Organizer-Memory Works: A Conference on Remembering and Reckoning with Slavery’s Legacies, Sewanee: The University of the South, October 6-8, 2022.
2022Conference Organizer-Colleges Partnering with Communities Teach-in, Fisk University, April 7-9, 2022.

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

2024Faculty Research Grant “Queen and the President: Marie-Louise Christophe and Isaac Louverture”-Sewanee: The University of the South
2023Faculty Conference Grant-Sewanee: The University of the South
2023Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pedagogy Grant-Sewanee: The University of the South
2023Faculty Research Grant “Black Voices from the Archives: Haitians Abroad”- Sewanee: The University of the South
2023Teaching Enrichment Grant-Center for Teaching-Sewanee: The University of the South
2023Undergraduate Research Mentor Grant-Sewanee: The University of the South
2022Faculty Conference Grant- Sewanee: The University of the South
2022Staff Conference Grant- Sewanee: The University of the South
2021Conference Grant-Association of Caribbean Historians
2015-2020Tuition Remission-Howard University
2019Travel Grant for Graduate Students-Organization of American Historians
2012Award for Highest GPA-North Carolina Central University
2011Travel Grant for Graduate Student-North Carolina Central University

FELLOWSHIPS

2019Georgian Papers Programme Fellow-British Royal Archives, Windsor Castle
2018-2019Chateaubriand Fellowship for the Humanities-Embassy of France in the United States
2018Fellowship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-Clements Library
2018Beeke-Levy Fellowship-Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
2017Research Fellowship-Howard University History Department
2010-2012Teaching Fellowship-North Carolina Central University

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

French Colonial Historical Association

Association for the Study of African Life and History

American Historical Association

Association of Caribbean Historians

African American Intellectual History Society

Association francophone d’études caribéenes

Universities Studying Slavery

HONOR SOCIETIES

Phi Alpha Theta- Howard University and North Carolina Central University

Pi Gamma Mu-North Carolina Central University

Golden Key- North Carolina Central University

LANGUAGES

French  (aural, written, and reading comprehension)

Spanish (aural and reading comprehension)

Italian (aural and reading comprehension)

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