Kristen D. Burton
Ph.D. in Transatlantic History, University of Texas at Arlington, 2015.
Dissertation: “Intoxication and Empire: Distilled Spirits and the Creation of Addiction in the Early Modern British Atlantic”
Committee: Christopher Morris (chair), John Garrigus, Elisabeth Cawthon, Sarah Rose, Frederick H. Smith (outside reader, College of William & Mary)
Exam fields: English Colonization in Ireland and North America; The Age of Atlantic Revolutions; Intercultural Transfer
M.A. in History, Oklahoma State University, 2010.
Thesis: “The Citie Calls for Beere: The Introduction of Hops and the Foundation of Industrial Brewing in London, 1200-1700”
B.A. in History, Oklahoma State University, 2008.
“The Drunkard’s Progress: How Alcohol Became an Intoxicant in the Early Modern Atlantic World” (manuscript in preparation).
“From British Export to French Expansion: the Global Spread of Organized Soccer” (accepted, Yearbook of Transnational History, under revision).
“Defining Addiction: Intoxication in the age of Enlightened Medicine,” in Scott W. Haine, ed. The Cultural History of Alcohol, 1750-1850 (Bloomsbury Publishing, under contract, forthcoming).
Review of Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit, by Dane Huckelbridge. New York: William Morrow, 2014. Ohio Valley History. 15, 1 (Spring: 2015): 78-79.
“Myths Laid to Rest: Death, Burial, and Memory in the American South.” Essays in History. 59 (2013).
“The Citie Calls for Beere: the Introduction of Hops and the Foundation of Industrial Brewing in Early Modern London.” Journal of the Brewery History Society. 150 (2013): 6-15. (Available online at Brewery History.)
“Introduction: New Approaches and Perspectives on Transatlantic History.” Co-authored with Isabelle Rispler. Traversea. 2 (Fall: 2012): 1-3.
“Introduction: What is Transatlantic History?” Co-authored with Isabelle Rispler. Traversea. 1 (Fall: 2011): 1-4.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History and Social Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, 2016 – 2017
Research Fellow, The Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy, Louisiana Tech University, 2016 – 2017
Student Development Specialist, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Arlington, 2016
Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 – 2015
Online Academic Coach, Academic Partnerships, University of Texas at Arlington, 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oklahoma State University, 2008-2010
Survey of U.S. History to 1865
Survey of U.S. History from 1865
World Civilization to 1500
World Civilization since 1500
Alcohol in the Atlantic World (senior colloquium)
Witches, Pirates, and Patriots: Women in the Colonial Atlantic World
Alcohol & Intoxication in the Age of Enlightenment (senior capstone)
Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS)
American Historical Association (AHA)
Drinking Studies Network
Louisiana Historical Association
Organization of American Historians (OAH)
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Alpha Theta
Fellowships and Awards
Research Fellow, The Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy, Louisiana Tech University, 2016
The George Wolfskill Award for Excellence in Doctoral Dissertation in Transatlantic History, the Department of History at UTA, 2016.
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington Research Fellowship, 2014-2015
Marc Friedlaender Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014-2015
The Danny McQueen Memorial Scholarship for GTA Teaching Award, 2014
College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Research Travel Award, 2012-2013
Phi Kappa Phi Bridge to Graduate School Fellowship, 2010-2011
Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship (EGTA), University of Texas at Arlington, 2010-2016
O.A. Hilton Memorial Scholarship supported by the Raymond Estep History Scholarship Fund, 2009-2010
Townsend Memorial Scholarship, 2008
Steele Scholarship for Collaborative Research on Southern American History, 2007
2015 – Contributor to Process, a Blog for American History, “Don’t Put Away Your Phones: Bringing Twitter into the College Classroom.”
2015 – Contributor to U.S. Intellectual History Blog, “Understanding ‘the Unity of the Diverse’: Sven Beckert on the Entangled History of Cotton, Slavery, and Capitalism.”
2014 – “Blurred Forms: An Unsteady History of Drunkenness.” The Appendix. 2, 4 (Fall 2014):
2013 – Contributor to The Appendix Blog, “‘A Toast to Your Health’: Getting Drunk in Colonial America.”
2010-2014 – Co-founder and Senior Editor of Traversea, an online, open access journal of transatlantic history.
Projects and Service
2017 – Organizer, Louisiana Tech History Department Black History Month event: “The Civil War Did Not End Slavery,” presented by Dr. Kevin Gannon.
2016 – Co-organizer and presenter, “Hamilton: An American Musical – The Legacy of America’s Founding, a Roundtable Discussion,” Waggonner Center Constitution Day Celebration, Louisiana Tech University.
2015-2016 – Co-organizer, “Employ Your Degree: Discover Alternative Career Options,” a career diversity initiative for liberal arts graduate students at the University of Texas at Arlington. Organized in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts.
2013-2015 – Volunteer judge for the Regional History Day Competition held at the University of Texas at Arlington.
2013 – Founding organizer of Transatlantic History Student Organization (THSO) Speaker Series at the University of Texas at Arlington. The THSO Speaker Series aims to construct a national and international network between graduate students and faculty in the UTA History Department and outside scholars.
2012 – Conference organizer, Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History at the University of Texas at Arlington, October 25, 2012.
Selected Presentations and Invited Talks
“Teaching the College Survey as a Dual Enrollment Course: A Syllabus Workshop.” Comment on World History curriculum. Louisiana Historical Association 59th Annual Meeting, Shreveport, March 16-18, 2017.
“Intoxicated Resistance: Alcohol, Slavery, and Rebellion in the Colonial British Atlantic.” University of North Texas, Denton, February 10, 2017.
“A Transatlantic Highway: Economy and Culture in Eighteenth-Century British America.” George Washington’s Mount Vernon Teacher Institute Regional Workshop, William J. Clinton Library and Museum, Little Rock, April 30, 2016.
“‘Resolved to Drink in Spite of Me’: Alcohol, Slavery, and Resistance in Eighteenth-Century British America.” Bustle and Stir: Movement and Exchange in Early America hosted by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Philadelphia, October 8-10, 2015.
“Subversive Brewers: Ale and Tax Evasion in Medieval and Early Modern England.” Sixty-Second Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies hosted by Wayne State University, Detroit, September 24-27, 2015.
“Twitter and the U.S. History Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion.” Organization of American Historians 108th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, April 16-19, 2015.
“Surveyor and Soldier: Washington on the Western Frontier.” George Washington’s Mount Vernon Teacher Institute, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, March 28, 2015.
“John Barleycorn vs. Sir Richard Rum: Alcohol, the Atlantic, and the Distilling of Colonial Identity, 1650-1800.” Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon Brown Bag, September 15, 2014.
Founding Debates: Leadership, Crisis, and Conflict in the United States, 1783-1789 (Panel Commentator). Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, September 25-26, 2014.
“John Barleycorn vs. Sir Richard Rum: Alcohol, the Atlantic, and the Distilling of Colonial Identity, 1650-1800.” Massachusetts Historical Society Brown Bag, Boston, July 30, 2014.
“From Eau de Vie to the Bane of the Nation: Distilled Spirits, Drunkenness, and the Debate over Alcohol in Imperial Trade, 1650-1800” (Panel Organizer). Alcohol and Drugs History Society affiliate session at the American Historical Association 128th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2-5, 2014.
“Placing Alcohol in Food History” (Invited Speaker). University of North Texas, Denton, November 13, 2013.
“‘Kill Men for the Devil’: Molasses, Rum, and British Imperial Interests in North America, 1650-1750.” Sixtieth Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies at DePaul University, Chicago, October 11-13, 2013.
“’Sprits and Strong Waters’: Perceptions of Drunkenness in the North Atlantic, 1650-1775.” Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History at the University of Texas at Arlington, October 25, 2012.
“The Citie Calls for Beere: The Introduction of Hops and the Foundation of Industrial Brewing in London, 1200-1700.” CHORD conference on Food and Beverages: Retailing, Distribution and Consumption in Historical Perspective at the University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus, UK, September 7-8, 2011.
“Drunk as a Monk: Problems with Ecclesiastical Drinking in Medieval England.” Food and Drink: their Social, Political and Cultural Histories at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, June 15-17, 2011.
“Myths Laid to Rest: Deconstructing the Cultural Heritage of Slave Funerals.” The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) at The University of Texas at Arlington, March 24, 2011.
“Hops and the Origins of English Beer in Early Modern London.” Thirty-second Annual Mid-America Conference on History, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, September 23-25, 2010.
“Ale, Bonny Ale: the Misconception of Male and Female Brewers in Medieval England.” Fifty-second annual Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, March 5-7, 2009.
Christopher C. Morris (dissertation advisor)
Professor of History
University of Texas at Arlington
David M. Anderson
Associate Professor of History
Louisiana Tech University
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Arlington
Jeremy J. Mhire
Director, The Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy
Associate Professor of Political Science
Louisiana Tech University
Frederick H. Smith
Associate Professor of Anthropology
College of William and Mary
K. Allison Wickens
Vice President for Education
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington