Shaun R C Wallace

Dr Shaun R C Wallace

BA (Hons), MRes, PhD

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Shaun Wallace is a Lecturer in U.S. History.

He is a cultural and social historian of slavery, specialising in fugitives and fugitivity in the U.S. South during the period betweeen 1790 and 1865. His research interests, broadly, include African American history; slavery and antislavery; print culture; enslaved literature; and digital humanities. His doctoral thesis examined fugitive slave advertisements in early national Georgia and Maryland. A major output of the project was the Fugitive Slave Database (FSdb), a unique digital archive preserving more than 12,500 American fugitivity advertisements from Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia.

His first monograph, In Pursuit of Freedom: Enslaved Runaways and Resistance in the U.S. South, 1790-1860, will be published by the University of Georgia Press.  

Shaun was awarded his PhD (ESRC) from the University of Stirling in January 2018, before being appointed as a postdoctoral research assistant on a multi-institutional digital humanities project. Prior to this, he completed an MRes in Historical Research and BA Hons in History. 

Shaun is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). His teaching experience spans more than eight years across higher education systems in England and Scotland. Before joining the Univeristy of Bristol in 2018, Shaun was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Stirling and a Teaching Associate at the University of Dundee.

Shaun has extensive experience of designing and delivering specialist undergraduate and postgradaute modules with a U.S. focus, and has taught extensively on modules with a focus on modern British and U.S. History. Shaun is unit director of several modules at the University of Bristol, including the year one unit, The American Century, and the year two specialist unit, Rebels, Runaways, and Revolts: Agency, Resistance, and Slavery in the United States. Shaun is also the unit director of the final year History dissertation unit.

Shaun supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, including doctoral projects. He is available to supervise students, and welcomes proposals from the students with interests in the following: 

  • U.S. cultural and social history
  • Slavery and antislavery
  • U.S. print culture and enslaved literature


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