Curriculum Vitae

Kristen D. Burton

Education

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.

Publications

“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, forthcoming).

“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.

Appointments

Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Loyola University New Orleans, 2017 – present

Adjunct Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University, online, 2017 – present

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

Teaching

Survey of U.S. History to 1865
Survey of U.S. History from 1865
World Civilization to 1500
World Civilization since 1500
Global History to 1600
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)

Professional Membership

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
Society for US Intellectual History

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

Digital Scholarship

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.

References

Christopher C. Morris (dissertation advisor)
Professor of History
University of Texas at Arlington
morris@uta.edu

David M. Anderson
Associate Professor of History
Louisiana Tech University
davida@latech.edu

John Garrigus
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Arlington
garrgius@uta.edu

Jeremy J. Mhire
Director, The Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy
Associate Professor of Political Science
Louisiana Tech University
jmhire@latech.edu

Frederick H. Smith
Associate Professor of Anthropology
College of William and Mary
fhsmit@wm.edu

K. Allison Wickens
Vice President for Education
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
awickens@mountvernon.org

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