Samantha Seeley
Assistant Professor of History
Profile
Grants and Fellowships

Mellon Dissertation Grant in History, New York University, 2013-2014

Richard S. Dunn Dissertation Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 2012- 2013

Newberry Library-Jack Miller Center Fellowship, Newberry Library, 2013

Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellowship, Clements Library, University of Michigan, 2013

Robert L. Middlekauff Fellow, Huntington Library, 2013

David Library Fellow, David Library of the American Revolution, 2012

Provost’s Global Initiatives Fellowship, Washington DC, New York University, 2012

Awards
Runner–up, Society of Historians of the Early American Republic prize, 2015.

Bessie and George Levy Prize for Excellence in American History, New York University, 2012
Presentations

“The Bones at Longtown: Black Migrants in the Midwest,” Western History Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 2015
 
“Troubling Region: The Problem of Geography in Teaching ‘the Early Americas’” roundtable session, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, October 2015
 
“The Politics of Protection in the Early Republic,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture-Society of Early Americanists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2015
 
“A Great Road Cut: Marking Boundaries after the Treaty of Greenville,” Law in Motion, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, May 2015
 
“The Politics of Protection in the Early Republic,” Human Trafficking in Early America, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015
 
“Domicile, Movement, and the Making of Free Life in Post-Revolutionary Virginia,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Colloquium Series, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, February 2015

“'Our Modes of Population': Managing Mobile People in the Ohio Country,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

“Engineering Exile: Racial Geography in the Early American Republic,” McNeil Center for Early American Studies Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

“A Great Road Cut: Marking Boundaries after the Treaty of Greenville,” Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, GA, 2014

“Freedom, Race, and Forced Migration in the Early American Republic,” American Origins Seminar Dissertation Workshop, San Marino, CA, 2014

“Petitioning, the Colonizing Influence, and the Right to Remain in Nineteenth-Century Virginia,” American Studies Association, Washington, DC, 2013

“Too Near Neighbors: Geography and Indian Removal in the Ohio Country,” New York University Atlantic World Workshop, New York, NY, 2013

“Forced Migration, Race, and Territory in the Ohio Valley,” Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, 2013

“The Bones near Longtown: Indian Removal and Black Freedom in Ohio in the Early Republic,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2013

“Continental Visions and Free Black Colonization in Post-Revolutionary Virginia,” Society of Early Americanists, Savannah, GA, 2013

Chair, “Slavery and Freedom in Comparative Context,” Against Recovery?: Slavery, Freedom and the Archive, New York, NY, 2012

“'Where she has lived so long': Freedom and Exile in Post-Revolutionary Virginia,” New York University Graduate Student Research-in-Progress, New York, NY, 2012

Memberships
American Historical Association
American Studies Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
Society of Early Americanists
Publications
Articles
Co-editor with Laura Helton, Justin Leroy, Max Mishler, and Shauna Sweeney, "The Question of Recovery: Slavery, Freedom and the Archive,” Social Text 33 (December 2015).

Education
Ph.D., New York University
B.A., Brown University
Contact Information
(804) 289-8340
(804) 287-1992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Early America
Social and cultural history of the Revolution and the Early Republic