Carol Ann Dennis is Assistant Professor of History at Alabama State University. She holds an MA and PhD from Auburn University in Alabama, and a BA from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. Her research interests include Elites and People of Color in the Atlantic World, African American History, Women’s History, History of the Old South, and Material Culture.
Her presentations include: “Whispers of Freedom: Exploring Laura Beecher Comer’s Diary Through the Prism of the Comer Slaves’ Resistance” at the 98th Annual ASALH Convention of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, October 2-6, 2013; and “An Invitation to Tea: Ritual and Identity in the British Atlantic World” at the annual conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era at Charleston, South Carolina, March 2010.
Her paper "An Invitation to Tea," winner of the prestigious Colonial Dames Award, was selected for publication and appeared in The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era 1750-1850, Selected Papers 2010, published in 2012. An active scholar, she is working currently on a book length project which explores the life of Laura Beecher Comer. Dennis teaches World History and US History.