Kristen McCabe Lashua
Advisor: Paul D. Halliday
Email: kgm4bw (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesEarly modern England and its empire, early modern Europe, the Atlantic World, and the history of childhood
Dissertation in progress: "Children at the Birth of Empire, c. 1600-1760"
ABD, University of Virginia, History
Field exams completed January 2012 in Early Modern Britain, Early Modern Europe, Eighteenth-Century Europe, and the Atlantic World
M.A., University of Virginia, History, May 2011
Thesis: “‘Shipp them out for Virginia, with as much expedition as may stand with conveniencie’: The Transportation of London’s Vagrant Children to Virginia, 1618-1622”
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, May 2009, summa cum laude
Majors: History and English Literature Minor: Latin
Academic Work Experience
Instructor, University of Virginia, Fall 2013 and Fall 2014, Senior Research Seminar: Childhood and Children in the West, 1500-1959
Graduate Assistant, University of Virginia Summer Transition Program, 2013 and 2014
- Guest lecturer for program, Summer 2013, "Children and Labor in History"
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, August 2010-2013
- Roman Republic and Empire, Professor J.E. Lendon, Spring 2013
- The French Revolution, Professor Sophia Rosenfeld, Spring 2012
- Palestine 1948, Professor Alon Confino, Spring 2012
- Roman Republic and Empire, Professor Elizabeth Meyer, Spring 2011
- History of England to 1688, Professor Paul Halliday, Fall 2010.
- Guest lecture, “English Religion under Edward VI and Mary I”
Graduate Research Assistant, The Papers of George Washington, 2011-2013
Invited Panelist, UVA Department of History Teaching Assistant Workshop, 2014
Co-Chair, University of Virginia Department of History Graduate Liaison Council, 2013-2014
Associate Editor, Essays in History, October 2011-August 2012
Manuscript reviewer, Essays in History, 2009-2011
Book review, Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race, and the Making of the Child Victim, by Anna Mae Duane. Essays in History 45 (September 2011)
Honors and Fellowships
Doris G. Quinn Fellow, 2014-2015
UVA Department of History Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2015
Honorable Mention, Coordinating Council for Women in History/Berks Graduate Student Fellowship, 2013
The Manuscript Society Maass Research Grant, 2012-2013
UVA Department of History Research Grant, 2013
Dissertation Grant from the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 2012
Buckner W. Clay Award and Fellow of the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, 2012
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, 2012
Dumas Malone Fellowship from the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 2012
Nominated for University of Virginia Graduate Teaching Award, 2012
University of Virginia Department of History Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2012
Severtson/Forest Foundation Fellowship, 2008-2009
Beckman Scholar, 2008-2009
Professional Presentations and Seminars
Interviewed on "Little Feet: Children Starting Over in America," BackStory with the American History Guys, radio show and podcast. Airdate October 4, 2014
Presenter, “Destitute Children and ‘Nursing Fathers’: The Care of London’s Youngest Vagrants, c. 1600-1700.” Mid-Atlantic Renaissance and Reformation Seminar. Newport News, VA. February 14-15, 2014.
Presenter, “A Global Answer to the Plight of London’s Children.” Early American Seminar. Charlottesville, VA. March 4, 2014.
Participant, “Rogues, Gypsies, and Outsiders: Early Modern People on the Margins." Faculty Weekend Seminar, Folger Institute. Washington, D.C. May 22-23, 2014.
Presenter, “Charitable Kidnappers? Children, Consent, and the Early English Empire." The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000. Minneapolis, MN. June 1-2, 2014.