Department of English

University of Mississippi

Caroline Wigginton

Caroline Wigginton specializes in race, gender, and sexuality in the early Americas. Currently, she is at work on a second monograph, Indigenuity: Native Craftwork and the Material of Early American Books, which examines the aesthetic, material, and imaginative influence of Native craftwork on American book history and decorative arts manuals. With Alyssa Mt. Pleasant and Kelly Wisecup, she is also co-editing a joint forum for Early American Literature and William and Mary Quarterly on Materials and Methods in Native and Indigenous Studies, forthcoming in 2018. During the 2017-2018 academic year, she will be an American Council of Learned Societies’s Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Fellow.


  • 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 Literature1 (2012), 115-42

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