Gregory E. O'Malley

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department,
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
AffiliationsStevenson College,
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies,
Cowell College
Phone831-459-1426 (office),
831-459-2555 (message)
Web Site Final Passages
Office220 Stevenson
Office HoursSpring 2016: Wednesdays, 10-12
Campus Mail StopStevenson Academic Services
MailStevenson Academic Services; 1156 Hight St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Gregory E. O'Malley

Research Interests

colonial British America and the Caribbean; the Atlantic world; slavery and the slave trade

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2006
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2003
B.A., Boston University, 1999

Honors, Awards and Grants



Morris D. Forkosch Book Prize, 2015, given by the American Historical Association for British, British imperial, or British Commonwealth history


James A. Rawley Book Prize, 2015, given by the American Historical Association for Atlantic History


Owsley Award, 2015, given by the Southern Historical Association to "a distinguished book in southern history.”


Elsa Goveia Book Prize, 2013-2014, given biennially by the Association of Caribbean Historians


Adair Award 2012 ("given biennially to the best article published in the William and Mary Quarterly during the preceding six years.")

Omohundro Institute of Early American Histoy and Culture, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2011)

American Council of Learned Societies, Oscar Handlin Fellow (2010)

Cappon Award (for "best article" in the William & Mary Quarterly, 2009)


Courses Taught

HIS 2B, The World Since 1500
HIS 110B, Revolutionary America, 1740-1815
HIS 111, Popular Conceptions of Race in U.S. History, 1600-Present
HIS 116, Slavery Across the Americas
HIS 158C, Slavery in the Atlantic World: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives
HIS 190X, History of the Atlantic World, 1492-1824
HIS 190Y, The Atlantic Slave Trade
HIS 202, Practicing World History (Graduate Seminar)
HIS 210A, The US and the World, to 1877 (Graduate Seminar)
HIS 211, Readings and Research in Early American History (Graduate Seminar)