Postdoctoral Fellow, Chabraja Center for Historical Studies
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Geographic Field(s): ; American History, Before 1900
Principal Research Interest(s): early US history, women and gender, family, emotions, capitalism
Laura McCoy is a historian of gender, family, emotions, and capitalism in early America. Her first book project, “A Marketplace of Feeling in the Early American Republic,” documents the centrality of emotion to Americans’ understanding of, participation in, and critiques of the expanding capitalist economy in the first half of the nineteenth century. At Northwestern, she has taught courses on women, gender, and labor in early America. McCoy is an editor for Insurrect!, an online publication dedicated to anti-colonial frameworks and critiques of racial capitalism in Early American Studies.