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Staff and Advisory Board


Monica Henry Leibovich


Monica Henry, co-Project Director and Editor: Ph.D., History, Université Paris Cité (France). Associate Professor of American History at the Université Paris Est-Créteil; Former European consultant at The Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen

Marty Matthews


Marty D. Matthews, Co-Project Director and Editor: Ph.D., History, University of South Carolina. Former Associate Editor at The Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen; author of Forgotten Founder: The Life and Times of Charles Pinckney (University of South Carolina Press, 2004.). 


Advisory Board

Scot French, Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Digital Research at the University of Central Florida, author of The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory (Houghton Mifflin, 2004) and “Notes on the Future of Virginia: Visualizing a 40-Year Conversation on Race and Slavery in the Correspondence of Jefferson and [William] Short,” Current Research in Digital History 1 (2018).  

Pierre Gervais, Professor of American civilization at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, is a specialist of merchant practice and business history, focusing on the economy of the Young Republic and the Early Modern era more generally. His work has been recognized with two awards, the Willi Paul Adams prize from the Organization of American Historians in 2007, and the Accounting History Review prize in 2016.

Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, author of Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University (UVA Press, 2021) and The Men Who Lost America. British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire (Yale University Press, 2013).

Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Professor of the early American republic at Université Paris Cité, author of the forthcoming Blacks and Whites against Slavery: An Ambiguous Antislavery Alliance in the United States 1754-1830 (Fall 2022, Éditions Karthala).

Constance B. Schulz, Project Director and Senior Editor of The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry and The Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen, past president of the Association for Documentary Editing, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of South Carolina.

Mark Smith, Director of the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, author of Mastered by the Clock: Time Slavery, and Freedom in the American South (UNC Press, 2000), How Race Is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses (UNC Press, 2006), and Listening to Nineteenth-Century America (UNC Press, 2015). 

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