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Caroline Grego, Ph.D.

Caroline Grego

Assistant Professor, History Department


Dr. Caroline Grego has published an article based on her masters in BC Studies (July 2015), which won the inaugural BC Studies prize. She has an article in the Journal of Southern History, “Black Autonomy, Red Cross Recovery, and White Backlash after the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893,” (November 2019). Caroline’s book project (which is based on her dissertation) Hurricane of the New South: Disruption, Dispossession, and the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 uses the deadly hurricane to expose political, demographic, economic and environmental changes in the South Carolina Lowcountry at the dawn of Jim Crow. She is also the co-editor of the forthcoming multi-volume series Black Americans in the Age of Emancipation. Dr. Grego is also working on articles on the kayendo in South Carolina rice cultivation, wetland drainage as a form of environmental and racial control in the Jim Crow Lowcountry, and on Captain Edward Tennant, a Reconstruction-era Black militia leader in Edgefield County, South Carolina.

She has presented her work at the Boston Environmental History Seminar, WHEATS, the ASEH, SFARE, and LAWCHA, among others, and worked as an editorial assistant to her adviser Dr. Paul Sutter on Coastal Nature/Coastal Culture (UGA Press, 2018). Finally, Caroline is a co-founder and editor emeritus of Erstwhile, a peer-reviewed online publication on American history, established in fall 2014.


Ph.D., History, University of Colorado Boulder
M.A., Geography, University of British Columbia
B.A., Geography, Middlebury College

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