Professor Wendy Warren specializes in the history of colonial North America, and the early modern Atlantic World. She is particularly interested in the day-to-day practice of colonization, and in the negotiations and conflicts that exist between would-be rulers and the unruly.
Professor Warren joined the department in 2010, after receiving her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in history from Yale University. Her first book, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization at the Edge of an Empire, explores the lived experience of chattel bondage in seventeenth century New England, illuminating the deadly symbiosis between slavery and early modern settler colonization.
Professor Warren offers graduate and undergraduate classes on colonial North America, the Atlantic world, slavery, women, and native America.
“‘The Cause of Her Grief’: The Rape of a Slave in Early New England” The Journal of American History, March, 2007.
“More than Words: Language, Colonization, and History” William and Mary Quarterly, (July, 2012): 517-520.