Susanah Shaw Romney, Assistant Professor, earned her BA from UC Santa Cruz and her Ph.D. from Cornell University, where she worked with Prof. Mary Beth Norton. Her book, New Netherland Connections, is the winner of the 2014 Book Prize from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, given annually to a first book published by a woman pertaining substantially to the subject of women and gender; the 2013 Jamestown Prize, given every two years by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; and the 2013 Hendricks Prize, given annually by the New Netherland Institute. She is now at work on a new project looking at gender, settlement, and land claims in the seventeenth-century Dutch empire in North America, Guyana, South Africa, and Java.
Dr. Romney is a recent recipient of a NEH grant and will be on leave from UALR for 2016-2017.
Selected Publications and Media:
New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America (Spring 2014, Omohundro Institute/UNC Press; paperback January 2017)
“‘With & Alongside his Housewife’: Claiming Ground in New Netherland and the Early Modern Dutch Empire.” The William and Mary Quarterly, 73, 2 (April 2016), 187-224. DOI: 10.5309/willmaryquar.73.2.0187
“Savage Comparisons: Dutch Cultural Distinctions in Seventeenth-Century Southern Africa and North America.” Genre 48, 2 (July 2015), 315-340. DOI: 10.1215/00166928-2884904
“Intimate Networks and Children’s Survival in New Netherland in the Seventeenth Century,” Early American Studies 7 (Fall 2009): 270-308.
“Race and Gender in New Netherland,” entry for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia (March 2015). DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.10. Link.
New Netherland Praatjes, Podcast Interview with Russell Shorto, Fall 2015 Link