Nicole Viglini

PhD Candidate

North America

Research Interests

Nineteenth century U.S. History

African American History

History of American Slavery

Women's and Gender History

Black Geographies

Legal and Cultural History

Atlantic History

Environmental History 

Art History

Presentations and Exhibitions

" 'A new kind of money': Flora, Fauna, and the Economic Networks of Enslaved and Free Women in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana and Mississippi," Digital Poster Presentation, Eighteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, Johns Hopkins University, May 28 - 31, 2020

" 'A new kind of money': Flora, Fauna, and Enslaved Women's Claims to Space in the Antebellum South," American Society for Environmental History Conference, Ottawa, Canada, March 25 - 29, 2020

" 'A new kind of money': Enslaved and Free Women's Economies of Flora and Fauna in the Antebellum South," Wilson Library Research Forum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September 26, 2019

“Currencies of Clothing: Property Claims of Enslaved Individuals in the Antebellum South,” Triennial Southern Association for Women Historians Conference, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, June 7-10, 2018

“Whiteness as a Form of Unstable Property in the American Antebellum South,” Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, October 6-8, 2017

“ ‘It was the best of times’: American Prints of the Great Depression,” Smith College Museum of Art, January – May 2016

“Rural Nostalgia: Women Etchers of the Late Nineteenth Century,” Smith College Museum of Art, September – December 2015


Special Collections Research Grant, Louisiana State University Libraries, 2019

William and Madeline Welder Smith Research Travel Award, Briscoe Center, UT Austin, 2019

Leo Lowenthal Memorial Prize, UC Berkeley, 2019

Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, American Historical Association, 2019

Wilson Library Dissertation Research Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill, 2019

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 2019

Monroe Fellowship, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Tulane University, 2019

Gail Fullerton Endowment, San Jose State University, 2015                      

Mildred Gentry Winters Tower Scholarship, San Jose State University, 2015

Bruce Gelsinger Scholarship, San Jose State University, 2015         

McLaughlin Fellowship, San Jose State University, 2014 – 2015      

Trenary-Beddeson Scholarship, San Jose State University, 2014      

General Endowment Scholarship, San Jose State University, 2014  

Nicole Viglini headshot

Photo by Sarah Deragon