Faculty Directory

Gregory O'malley
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Stevenson College, Cowell College, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Legal Studies, Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-1426 (office), 831-459-2555 (message)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 220 Stevenson College
  • Office Hours Spring 2024: Tuesdays, 2 to 4pm; Stevenson 220 (or Zoom by appt.)
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • Stevenson Academic Services; 1156 Hight St.
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Slavery, African Diaspora, Atlantic World, History, Race, African American / Black Studies, World History, Digital Humanities, US History
  • Courses 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)

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

Public Scholar Fellowship, 2021, National Endowment for the Humanities (for The Escapes of David George)

Digital Extension Grant, 2020, to expand the Intra-American Slave Trade Database, American Council of Learned Societies

Barbara S. Mosbacher Short-Term Research Fellowship, 2019, John Carter Brown Library (Brown University)

Edna and Norman Freehling Fellowship, 2016, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant, 2016, National Endowment for the Humanities

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

Frank L. and Harriet C. 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)

Selected Presentations

"Ask Historians" Reddit AMA, on the Atlantic Slave Trade, Oct. 19, 2015