University of Mississippi

Caroline Wigginton

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Caroline Wigginton specializes in race, gender, and sexuality in the early Americas. Currently, she is at work on a new book project, Indigenuity: Native Cultures and Early American Books, which examines the aesthetic, material, and imaginative influence of Native craftwork on American book history and decorative arts manuals. She continues to develop a digital humanities project called “Biocoordinates: Mapping the Lives of Black Women Producers in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic.” With Alyssa Mt. Pleasant and Kelly Wisecup, she is also co-editing a joint forum for WMQ and EAL on Materials and Methods in Native and Indigenous Studies.


  • Ph.D., English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • M.A., English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • B.A., English, The Ohio State University, 1998
  • B.S., Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, 1998

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • American Literature to 1865
  • Native American Literatures
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Transatlantic Eighteenth Century
  • Religion, Race, and Culture
  • Material Culture Studies


  • In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016)
  • Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions, co-edited with Joanna M. Brooks and Lisa L. Moore (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Recent Essay Publications:

  • “Transatlantic,” Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, by renée c. hoogland and Nicole Fleetwood. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender (Macmillan, 2016: 393-404)
  • “Letters from a Woman in Pennsylvania, or, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson Dreams of John Dickinson,” Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act, ed. by Zachary McLeod Hutchins (Dartmouth College Press, 2016: 89-112)
  • “A Chain of Misattribution: Phillis Wheatley, Mary Whateley, and ‘An Elegy on Leaving’,” Early American Literature3 (2012), 679-84
  • “Vexing Motherhood and Interracial Intimacy in Sarah Osborn’s Spiritual Diary,” Early American Literature 47.1 (2012),

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