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Sandra Slater

Assistant Professor

Address: Maybank Hall, Room 313
Office Hours: MWF 2-3 or 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.


Education

2006 - Ph.D., History University of Kentucky
2005 - M.A., History University of Kentucky
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

Colonial America
Comparative Colonization in North America
History of American Sexualities
Survey courses that address Gender and Sexuality
Historian's Craft


Publications

• “Foreword.” Race, Gender, and Sexualities in the Atlantic World. Stephen R. Berry and Laura R. Prieto, Eds. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014.

• “Great Pride and Insolence: Spiritual Justifications for Violence in the Pequot War.”
Journal of Early American History.  (anticipated publication Fall 2013).

• “Sex, Sin, and Sodomy: The Historiography of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Colonial
Massachusetts.” Historical Journal 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.

• “Two Suns in One Firmament”: John Cotton, Thomas Hooker and the 1655 New Haven Sodomy
Statute.” (under review at the William and Mary Quarterly)

• “Fur Traders, Voyageurs, and Coureurs des Bois: Economic Masculinities in French Canadian Fur Trade Society, 1635-1754.” (Under review at Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture).

• “Fur and Friends: Changing Notions of Friendship in New France among French and Indians.” Janet Lindman, Ed. (essay collection in progress).

• “The Pompe and Pride of Man”: Personal and Public Humility in Early New England.
(Manuscript under review).

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