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Dr. Stephanie J. Richmond

Dr. Stephanie J. Richmond
Professor of History
Office: Brown Hall 211.07
Phone: (757) 823-9073 or (757) 354-4741 (Google Voice)


Expertise: women's history, African American history, slavery and abolition, women's rights, British history, digital humanities and history
Interests: Women and the abolition of slavery, material culture, digital humanities, mapping, migration
Courses: U.S. History to 1865, African American History to 1865, U.S. Women's History, The American Revolution, Antebellum America, Civil War and Reconstruction, US Military History

Bio: Dr. Stephanie J. Richmond (Ph.D., Catholic University of America) is a historian of gender and race in the Atlantic World and a digital historian. Before becoming a history professor, she worked as an archivist at a number of institutions in the Washington, DC metro area. She is currently working on three major digital history projects: documenting Norfolk's World War I veterans with students in military history courses, the Virginia Emigrants to Liberia project with IATH at the University of Virginia, and a project tracing individuals sold via the domestic slave trade from Norfolk to Louisiana with the Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Libraries. Dr. Richmond has worked with NSU students on all of these projects and is accepting applications for internships. 

She is co-Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the Study of the African Diaspora at NSU, chair of the curriculum committee for the College of Liberal Arts, and the Secretary of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. 

You can find her published scholarly work in Women and Social Movements, the GHI Bulletin, Programming Historian, Women's History Review, and The Journal of Women's History. Her digital humanities projects can be found on her personal website, the Sold Down River site, and the Norfolk 1917 site. Her digital history work has been supported by grants from Virginia Humanities, the Virginia African American History and Cultural Center, and the Mellon Foundation.

When not teaching, doing research, or going to committee meetings, Dr. Richmond enjoys biking, knitting, reading science fiction, playing the fiddle, and spending time with her family and pets.

Curriculum Vitae

Sample Syllabi for US History to 1865-Online