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Heather Brinn

Ph.D. Candidate

Internship and Career Advisor, Department of History

Interests: Civil War and Reconstruction, African American History, Women and Gender, Slavery and Abolition, Family and Marriage

Faculty Advisor: Barbara Krauthamer

Education: B.A. in History from University of Florida; M.A. in History from University of North Florida.

My research focuses on African American families in the mid-nineteenth century. My dissertation explores how freedwomen experienced, formed, and protected intimate relationships in the Reconstruction Era. 

My recent teaching interests at UMass include: Career Development for History Majors, Race & Gender in American History, U.S. History Survey