Alisha M. Cromwell - Coastal Carolina University
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Alisha M. Cromwell

Assistant Professor

Jonathan Doe
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Brittian Hall 361

Fall 2019 Office Hours
Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm;
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30;
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm(Virtual);
or by appointment


Alisha M. Cromwell is an assistant professor of history with research and teaching interests in the 19th century Atlantic World. She focuses on women, capitalism and slavery. She is an original member of a working group of global scholars, the ReWomen Network, who are engaged with developing the academic field of women in business. Her chapter, “The Gendered Nature of the Marketplace: Female Entrepreneurs in 19th Century Atlantic World Slave Societies” will be featured in Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century: a Global Perspective, forthcoming in April 2020. Her current project uses archival records, census data, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map the residences of  slaveholding women in Charleston and Savannah in order to understand the movements of their enslaved workers as they traveled around the urban environment. She will be presenting a portion of this research at the XIX World Economic History Congress in Paris, 2021. She is also investigating the use of female head-basket carrying among Gullah Geechee market women in the American Lowcountry as a form of skilled labor derived from Africa. She will present this research at the International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference at Coastal Carolina in March, 2020. Dr. Cromwell looks forward to expanding her academic, teaching, and service projects as part of the Coastal Carolina University community. Go Chants!


Ph.D., History, University of Georgia, 2017;

M.A., Public History, University of South Carolina, 2008;

Dual B.A., in History and Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 2005

Interesting Facts

Dr. Cromwell was a non-traditional, first-generation student.  

Teaching Areas

American History, African History, Atlantic World History, World Civilizations, Public History, Slavery, and Capitalism

Research Areas

19th Century Atlantic World, Slavery, Capitalism, Women's and Gender Studies