Position

PhD Candidate

Institution

Florida State University

Discipline

history; geography; environmental science

Twitter

@tupsarrugreg

Other links

University Profile; LinkedIn; ResearchGate

Contact  gdb12@my.fsu.edu

Personal Bio

MainGregory is a third year PhD candidate at Florida State University. His research focuses on the intersection of systems of slavery and their physical environments. This includes statistical reconstructions of past environmental conditions, and interrogating the role perceptions of the environment played in narratives involving slavery.

Research Profile

SupportGregory’s thesis research focused on the intersection of systems of slavery and their physical environments. This includes statistical reconstructions of past environmental conditions, and interrogating the role perceptions of the environment played in narratives involving slavery.

His PhD research uses plantation records as a proxy for reconstructing environmental conditions.  This will in turn be used to interrogate the the differences between the role environment plays in traditional slave narratives and what actually occuring in the environment, including climate variability, soil degradation, and other factors.

Projects

Systems of Slavery in the United States, 1860

Environmental Reconstruction and Analysis of Shirley Plantation, Virginia, US