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Department of History


Nicole Maskiell

Title: Associate Professor
Department: History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-5195
Office: Gambrell Hall, Room 223
Nicole Maskiell


  • A.B. Harvard University 
  • M.A. Cornell University 
  • Ph.D. Cornell University


Nicole Maskiell specializes in early American history, with a focus on overlapping networks of slavery in the Dutch and British Atlantic worlds. Her current book project entitled Bound by Bondage: Slavery and the Creation of a Northern Gentry compares the ways that slavery shaped the development of elite Northern culture by examining the social and kinship networks that intertwined enslavers with those they enslaved. Professor Maskiell is a recipient the John Carter Brown, Gilder Lehrman, and Huntington Mayers research fellowships, and her dissertation was nominated for the 2014 Allan Nevins Prize



Courses 2020-2021

HIST 111, H01:  United States History to 1865

HIST 401, 001: The Development of the American People to 1789

Previously offered courses:
Senior Seminar on Race and Family (Spring 2020)
Black Experience in the United States to 1865 (Spring 2016, 17, 18; Fall 2019)
Reading Seminar in Colonial American History (Fall 2018)
The History of American Women (Spring 2018, 2020)
The Development of the American People to 1789 (Fall 2015-19)
United States History to 1865 (Spring 2016, 17; Fall 2015,16, 17)

My current research interests include: Early America, Dutch and British Atlantic Worlds, Atlantic slavery, and African and African American Diasporas.

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