Richmond Home
Dr. Samantha Seeley
Assistant Professor of History
Profile
Grants and Fellowships

Washington Library Fellowship, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, 2017

Gilder Lehrman Center Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, Spring 2017

Lloyd Lewis/NEH Fellowship, Newberry Library, Fall 2016

Mellon Dissertation Grant in History, New York University, 2013-2014

Richard S. Dunn Dissertation Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 2012- 2013

Newberry Library-Jack Miller Center Fellowship, Newberry Library, 2013

Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellowship, Clements Library, University of Michigan, 2013

Robert L. Middlekauff Fellow, Huntington Library, 2013

David Library Fellow, David Library of the American Revolution, 2012

Provost’s Global Initiatives Fellowship, Washington DC, New York University, 2012

Awards

Runner–up, Society of Historians of the Early American Republic prize, 2015.

Bessie and George Levy Prize for Excellence in American History, New York University, 2012

Presentations

“The Bones at Longtown: Black Migrants in the Midwest,” Western History Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 2015
 
“Troubling Region: The Problem of Geography in Teaching ‘the Early Americas’” roundtable session, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, October 2015
 
“The Politics of Protection in the Early Republic,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture-Society of Early Americanists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2015
 
“A Great Road Cut: Marking Boundaries after the Treaty of Greenville,” Law in Motion, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, May 2015
 
“The Politics of Protection in the Early Republic,” Human Trafficking in Early America, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015
 
“Domicile, Movement, and the Making of Free Life in Post-Revolutionary Virginia,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Colloquium Series, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, February 2015

“Race, Migration, and Removal in the Early United States Republic,” Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, March 2017

“Freedom and the First Great Migration” Emancipations, Reconstructions, Revolutions: African American History in the Long Nineteenth Century, CUNY Graduate Center and University of Pennsylvania, February 2017

“Managing Mobile People after the American Revolution,” European Early American Studies Association, Paris, France, December 2016

“Race, Migration, and Removal in the Early United States Republic,” Newberry Library Colloquium, Chicago, IL, November 2016

“Black Collective Politics and the Reactionary State in Post-Revolutionary Virginia,” Newberry Library Fellows Seminar, Chicago, IL, November 2016 

“Spaces of Freedom: Slavery and Fugitivity North of the Ohio River,” Omohundro Institute Slavery and Region Conference, Mount Vernon, VA, October 2016

Commentator, “Indigenous Enslavement and the Legacies of Gendered Settler Colonialism in the Great Lakes, 1775-1820,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, New Haven, CT, July 2016

“Consecrated Ground: The Architecture of Empire in the Ohio Country,” Omohundro Institute Annual Conference, Worcester, MA, June 2016

“Making People Mobile: Race and Removal in the Early Republic,” Brown University Nineteenth Century United States History Workshop, Providence, RI, March 2016

“'Our Modes of Population': Managing Mobile People in the Ohio Country,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

“Engineering Exile: Racial Geography in the Early American Republic,” McNeil Center for Early American Studies Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

“A Great Road Cut: Marking Boundaries after the Treaty of Greenville,” Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, GA, 2014

“Freedom, Race, and Forced Migration in the Early American Republic,” American Origins Seminar Dissertation Workshop, San Marino, CA, 2014

“Petitioning, the Colonizing Influence, and the Right to Remain in Nineteenth-Century Virginia,” American Studies Association, Washington, DC, 2013

“Too Near Neighbors: Geography and Indian Removal in the Ohio Country,” New York University Atlantic World Workshop, New York, NY, 2013

“Forced Migration, Race, and Territory in the Ohio Valley,” Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, 2013

“The Bones near Longtown: Indian Removal and Black Freedom in Ohio in the Early Republic,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2013

“Continental Visions and Free Black Colonization in Post-Revolutionary Virginia,” Society of Early Americanists, Savannah, GA, 2013

Chair, “Slavery and Freedom in Comparative Context,” Against Recovery?: Slavery, Freedom and the Archive, New York, NY, 2012

“'Where she has lived so long': Freedom and Exile in Post-Revolutionary Virginia,” New York University Graduate Student Research-in-Progress, New York, NY, 2012

Memberships
American Historical Association
American Studies Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
Society of Early Americanists
Publications
Articles

“Beyond the American Colonization Society” History Compass 14 (March 2016): 93-104.

Co-editor with Laura Helton, Justin Leroy, Max Mishler, and Shauna Sweeney, "The Question of Recovery: Slavery, Freedom and the Archive,” Social Text 33 (December 2015).

Education
Ph.D., New York University
B.A., Brown University
Contact Information
316 Ryland Hall
(804) 289-8340
(804) 287-1992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Early America/Early United States Republic
Race, Slavery, and Freedom in Early America