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Department of History

Fitzgerald House, Room 101
614 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3510
fax: (248) 370-3528

Department of History

Fitzgerald House, Room 101
614 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3510
fax: (248) 370-3528

Erin Dwyer

Dwyer Photo
 
Title: Associate Professor
Office: 104 Fitzgerald House
Phone: (248) 370-3519
Fax: (248) 370-3528

Education:
Ph.D., Harvard University

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

Biography:
Erin Dwyer  earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University in 2012 and began teaching at Oakland University in 2014. She specializes in 19th-century American history, particularly the history of slavery and the Civil War. Her first book,  Mastering Emotions , is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Dr. Dwyer is currently working on a second book project about slavery and poison in the Atlantic World. Dr. Dwyer is also a passionate advocate for public history. She lives in Detroit with her family.

Publications:

Mastering Emotions: Feelings, Power, and Slavery in the United States
 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021).