Talking Scholarship: Julia Garfield

Julia Gaffield is a historian of the early-modern Atlantic World. She completed her PhD in the Department of History at Duke University in 2012. Her research focuses on the early independence period in Haiti and seeks to understand the connections between Haiti and other Atlantic colonies, countries, and empires in the early 19th century. She is the author of Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2015) and talks about the benefit of public scholarship during the making of her book.