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Department of History


J.P. Wilson

Title: Graduate Student
Department: Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences
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Education- BA History: University of South Carolina, 2021/ MA History: College of Charleston and The Citadel, 2023

Advisor: Nicole Maskiell

John Paden "J.P." Wilson is a first year PhD student. He studies the histories of trade, transit, and cultural exchange. His research centers on early-modern maritime history.

A native of Fort Mill, South Carolina, J.P. graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2021 with a BA in History. He moved to the Lowcountry and received his MA in History from College of Charleston and the Citadel's joint graduate program in 2023. His master's thesis, "Counterrevolutionary Bermuda: Privateering and Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic" was completed under the supervision of Dr. Sandy Slater. He has returned to Columbia for his doctoral study.

J.P. has worked as a part of the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) organization at College of Charleston. He has also conducted interviews for the Charleston Oral History Program at the Citadel. He presented at the 7th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference in Charleston.”

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