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Sandra Slater

Associate Professor

Address: Maybank Hall, Room 313
Office Hours: MWF 2:00-3:00 and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.3622
E-mail: slaters@cofc.edu


Slater received her Ph.D. from University of Kentucky. Her dissertation is entitled "The Making of Men: Comparative Constructions of Military Masculinities in the New World." Professor Slater is currently completing a manuscript, “The Pompe and Pride of Man”: Personal and Public Humility in Early New England" which is currently under review at a variety of presses.

Director of the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, https://claw.cofc.edu/

Chair of Committee on Graduate Education, http://facultysenate.cofc.edu/committees/graduate-education/index.php

History Department Senator, http://facultysenate.cofc.edu/

History Department Internship Adviser, http://history.cofc.edu/student-ops/internships.php

Board of Directors for Consortium of the Revolutionary Era, http://www.revolutionaryera.org/


Education

2009 - Ph.D., History University of Kentucky

2006 - Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s History 

2003 - B.A., History and American Studies, minor in English and music


Research Interests

Women/Gender/Sexuality, Early Modern Atlantic World; British Colonial America; Race in America

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Courses Taught

HIST 301 Colonial America

HIST 302 History of the American Revolution

HIST 221 Women in America, 1600-present

HIST 210 History of Queer America

HIST 210 History of American Sexualities


Publications

The Pompe and Pride of Man: Personal and Public Humility in Early New England.(in progress) 

“’Horns as Big as a Bull’: Mary Latham, Adultery, and Emasculation in Puritan New England.” (in progress) 

“‘Painful and Perilous Navigation’: Religious Travel Narratives of New England and New France.” (in progress)

“‘Glory in the Memory of Men’: Masculinities in the Mohawk Wars, 1609-1610.” French Colonial History

(forthcoming).

 “‘Two Suns in One Firmament’: John Cotton, Thomas Hooker and the 1655 New Haven Sodomy 

Statute.” Church History. (Vol. 87, Issue 4, December 2018). 

 “Fur Traders, Voyageurs, and Coureurs des Bois: Economic Masculinities in French Canadian Fur Trade 

Society, 1635-1754.” Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture. 1.1 (Premiere Issue). 2014, 92-120.

“Great Pride and Insolence”: Spiritual Justifications for Violence in the Pequot War.” Journal of Early 

American History. 4.1 (2014), 37-65.

 “Sex, Sin, and Sodomy: The Historiography of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Colonial 

Massachusetts.” HistoricalJournal of Massachusetts.Vol. 41, No. 1 (Winter 2013), 67-97.

 “Emasculation and Manliness in North America, 1450-1640.” Gender and Sexuality in Native 

North American Societies, 1400, 1840. Sandra Slater and Fay Yarbrough, Eds. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2011.

Gender and Sexuality in Native North American Societies, 1400, 1840. Sandra Slater and Fay Yarbrough, Eds. 

Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2011.

Conference Presentations
• “Two Suns in One Firmament”: John Cotton, Thomas Hooker and the 1655 New Haven Sodomy Statute”
2013 Gender Matters Conference, Chicago, IL
• “Painful and Perilous Navigation”: Travel Narrative and Religious Identity in the New World”
2013 Society of Early Americanists, Savannah, GA
• “Painful and Perilous Navigation”: Seventeenth Century Travel Narratives and Masculinity”
2013 Southern American Studies Association, Charleston, SC
• “Frying in the Fire: The Masculinity of the Puritan God at Fort Mystic,”
2011 American Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD
• “Constructing Masculinity on the Atlantic Ocean: The Voyages of Missionaries and Explorers in the New World”
2010 Gender in Everyday Life Conference, Idaho State University
• CLAW Colloquium Piece, College of Charleston, February 2010
• “Nought but Women”: Emasculation and Warfare in the New World”
2008 Ethnohistory Conference, University of Oregon
• “Competing Masculinities: Gender and Warfare in Early New France”
2006 Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Valley State University