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Suzanne Cooper Guasco , PhD

  • Associate Professor , History Department
  • Chair, History Department
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Suzanne Cooper Guasco teaches courses primarily in 19th-century American history, but also offers seminars on comparative colonization, Latin America and history in film. In addition to the first half of the American history survey, she regularly teaches a course on the American Revolution, women and politics in the 19th century, the Civil War, and antebellum political economy. 

Each year she participates in the Core program, Queens' interdisciplinary general education program. She has taught in the John Belk International Program, and led a group on a tour of Spain in 2008. Similarly, Cooper Guasco has taught a course on Guatemala and was a faculty leader on a spring break trip to that country. 

Her research focuses on the politics of slavery and race in the nineteenth century, early national and antebellum biography, and the development of democratic political culture in America. She is currently completing a manuscript entitled, "Confronting Slavery: Edward Coles and the Rise of Antislavery Politics in Nineteenth-Century America," which will be published by Northern Illinois University Press.   She is also working on a biographical essay on Catherine Edmondston for North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, edited by Michele Gillespie and Sally McMillen and forthcoming from the University of Georgia press.

Dr. Cooper Guasco has also published articles and reviews in several national peer-reviewed journals, including the "Journal of the Early Republic," "American Nineteenth Century History," and "Civil War History." 

Most recently, Cooper Guasco has helped establish the History Cooperative at Queens University of Charlotte, a collaborative organization that brings together representatives from historic sites, museums, libraries and area academic institutions to foster the development of a broad history community in the greater Charlotte region. 


  • PhD  - American History; The College of William and Mary
  • B.A.  - History and Political Science; Rutgers, The State Univeristy of New Jersey


  • John T. Hubbell Prize for best article 2001 Civil War History
  • "How Our Laws Are Made" - Best Infographic 2010 Sunlight Labs
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