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Julia Lawton - Graduate Teaching Assistant / Postgraduate Director for the David Bruce Centre of American Studies
I joined Keele in 2009, where I gained a first-class degree in English and History. In 2012-2013, I completed a Masters of Research (MRes) in American History where I looked specifically at free people of colour who existed on the periphery on the slave institution in ninteteenth-century American South. I am currently in the third year of my doctorate which looks at the idea of agency and free people of colour in the border-states of the American South in the period just before the Civil War. I also hold the position of postgraduate director for the David Bruce Centre of American Studies.