Dr. Randy Browne
- Assistant Professor, History
- Ph.D., Global History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)
- M.A., U.S. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009)
- B.A., History and Spanish, Eckerd College (2006)
Randy M. Browne is an historian of slavery in the early modern Atlantic world. His research and teaching interests include Atlantic slavery, the colonial Caribbean, early America, and the African diaspora. Browne teaches courses in American and Atlantic history, including an upper-level class on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and a seminar on Atlantic Slavery. He has received fellowships and awards from the U.S. Department of Education, the American Historical Association, Harvard University’s International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, among others. A specialist on slavery and colonialism in the nineteenth century English-speaking Caribbean (especially Berbice), Browne is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Surviving Slavery: Politics, Power, and Authority in the British Caribbean, 1807-1834. His article, “The ‘Bad Business’ of Obeah: Power, Authority, and the Politics of Slave Culture in the British Caribbean,” appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly 68, no. 3 (2011): 451-80, and received the 2012 Richard L. Morton Award.