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Faculty Members & Biographies

Institute Faculty

Matthew Childs - Associate Professor, Florida State University (USA)
Michael Creswell - Associate Professor, Florida State University (USA)
Jonathan Grant - Associate Professor, Florida State University (USA)




Biographies

Matthew Childs - Associate Professor, Florida State University (USA)

He has published articles in The Journal of Latin American Studies, The Americas, The Historian, The History Workshop Journal, and the Latin American Research Review. He has co-edited with Toyin Falola The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (2005) that examines the enslavement, middle passage, New World experiences, and return to Africa of a single cultural group, the Yoruba. His single authored book The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slavery (2006) examines a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion that erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. His primary research interest is Latin American and Caribbean social and cultural history with a particular emphasis on slavery and race relations.
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Michael Creswell - Associate Professor, Florida State University (USA)

A specialist on international politics, the Cold War, and military affairs, Dr. Creswell has published "Between the Bear and the Phoenix: The United States and the European Defense Community," in Security Studies and “How France Secured an Anglo-American Continental Commitment, 1945-54,” in Cold War History. With Marc Trachtenberg, Creswell is the author of "France and the German Question, 1945-1955," which appeared in the Journal of Cold War Studies. He has also authored A Question of Balance: How France and the United States Created Cold War Europe (Harvard University Press, 2006). Professor Creswell’s next book will examine the French Army during the Second World War.
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Jonathan Grant - Associate Professor, Florida State University (USA)

Dr. Grant is an expert on the military and economic history of Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and the Balkans.  His first book was entitled Big Business in Russia: The History of the Putilov Company in Late Imperial Russia, 1868-1917 (Pittsburgh, 1999). His most recent book, Rulers, Guns, and Money, will be published with Harvard University Press in spring 2007.
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