Nathan Marvin is a Ph.D. candidate in history. His work explores the cultural and social history of France’s first colonial empire from the perspective of its Indian Ocean colonies. Nathan’s dissertation, “Bourbon Island Creoles: Race and Revolution in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies, 1767-1810,” traces the shifting politics of métissage on Bourbon Island (La Réunion) before and during the period of the French and Haitian Revolutions. His research has been supported by the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC), the John Carter Brown Library, and the Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe at Johns Hopkins. Nathan earned his BA in History and French Studies at Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.
Main Advisor: Professor Larson, Professor Shepard