Shannon C Eaves

Assistant Professor

History • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

African American History, Southern History, U.S. History, 

Education

Ph.D., History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015.

M.A., History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.

M.A., Teaching, University of South Carolina, 2005.

B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003.

Biography

Shannon C. Eaves specializes in nineteenth-century African American history with an emphasis on slavery, race, and gender. At UNF, she teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, African American History, and the Old and New American South. Her current research project explores the sexual exploitation of enslaved women as a means to better understand the influences of race, gender, and power on everyday interactions between slaveholding and enslaved men and women during the antebellum period.

Eaves received her Ph.D. (2015) and M.A. (2010) in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A. in Teaching (2005) from the University of South Carolina, and B.A. (2003) in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been awarded fellowships and research grants from the Virginia Historical Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, Center for the Study of the American South, and UNC Graduate School.
  

Affiliations

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Southern Historical Association

American Historical Association

Southern Association of Women's Historians

Southern Labor Studies Association

Working Group in Feminism and History, Chapel Hill, NC

Triangle African American History Colloquium, Chapel Hill, NC

Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Chapel Hill, NC

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Dept. of History, N.C. State University, 2015-2016, declined
UNC Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2014-2015
P.A.A.H. Dissertation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Fall 2014, declined
UNC Department of History Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Teaching Assistant, 2012.
Virginia Historical Society Research Fellowship, Summer 2012.
Center for the Study of the American South Summer Research Grant, Summer 2012
George B. Tindall Fellowship for Summer Research, Summer 2011
Center for the Study of the American South Summer Research Grant, Summer 2011
Mowry Dissertation Research Fellowship, UNC History Department, Summer 2011
 

Publications & Presentations

“On Unstable Ground: Sexual Exploitation and the Challenges for Enslaved Men and Women’s Intimate Relationships,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, October 2016, forthcoming
“Sexual Exploitation Consciousness and Its Impact on Enslaved Women’s Most Intimate Decisions,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Conference, New Haven, CT, July 2016, forthcoming.
“‘The Men Had No Comfort With Their Wives’: Enslaved Men and Masculinity in the Midst of Sexual Exploitation,” Southern Historical Association Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR, November 2015
“‘The Men Had No Comfort With Their Wives’: Enslaved Men and Masculinity in the Midst of Sexual Exploitation,” Past to Present Lecture Series, University of North Florida, October 2015
 “‘The Men Had No Comfort With Their Wives’: Enslaved Men and Masculinity in the Midst of Sexual Exploitation,” The Southern Labor Studies Association Annual Conference, College Park, MD, March 2015.
“Terms of Engagement: Considering Enslaved Women’s Perceptions of Consent and Agency in the Midst of Sexually Coercive Relationships,” The Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Conference, September 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.
Presentation of research at Virginia Historical Society Summer Research Colloquium, July 2012
“History’s Shadow: Slavery and Status,” presentation at The Center for the Study of the American South’s “Loving Then and Now: The Context and Impact of a Landmark Civil Rights Opinion” Conference, Spring 2012
“Black Women’s Activism,” presentation at joint meeting of the Working Group in Feminism and History and the Triangle African American History Colloquium, March 2011
 

EavesContact Information

(904) 620-2886

shannon.eaves@unf.edu