Erin Dwyer

Erin Dwyer

Title:  Assistant Professor
Office:  409 Varner Hall
Phone:  (248) 370-3519
Fax:  (248) 370-3528


Ph.D., Harvard University

Major Fields:

19th-Century U.S. History, African-American History, Civil War and Reconstruction, Gender and Sexuality, Public History


Erin Dwyer earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University in 2012, where she taught a number of courses on gender and American history. She specializes in 19th-century American history, particularly the history of slavery and the Civil War. She is currently adapting her dissertation into her first book manuscript, entitled Mastering Emotions, which is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Dr. Dwyer spent the last two years teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans, and she is eager to bring her knowledge of Cajun cooking to Detroit.


Mastering Emotions: The Emotional Politics of Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press, under contract).