Fulbright Research Chair in Transnational Studies

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Fulbright Research Chair 2017

Dr. Dann Broyld

Daniel J. Broyld received an A.A in history from Sage Junior College of Albany (2002) and a B.A. from Hofstra University (2004). His M.A. is from SUNY Brockport (2005) and Ph.D. from Howard University (2011).  He taught at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Howard University and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Central Connecticut State University.

His teaching interests include public history, museum interpretation, material culture and African American and African Diaspora history. His current research interests include public support for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument and community-museum relations as well as Black identity and migration along the American-Canadian borderlands.

Broyld serves on the Board of Trustees for the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association of Washington, D.C. and has worked with the National Park Service to interpret Harriet Tubman for the new National Monument.

Dr. Broyld will be teaching CANA 3V91 The Abolitionist Movement in Canada and America at Brock University this Fall.

Selected Publications

  • Borderland Blacks: Rochester, New York and St. Catharines, Canada West, 1800-1861, (University of Toronto Press,Forthcoming).
  • “Fannin’ Flies and Tellin’ Lies: Black Runaways and American Tales of Life in British Canada Before the Civil War,” American Review of Canadian Studies, (Forthcoming).
  • “Rochester, New York: A Transnational Community for Blacks Prior to the Civil War,” Rochester History 72, No.2. (Fall 2010): 1-23.
  • “The ‘Dark Sheep’ of the Atlantic World: Following the Transnational Trail of Blacks to Canada,” in Benjamin Talton and Quincy T. Mills, ed.s, Black Subjects: Race and Research in Africa and the Atlantic World (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), 95-108.

Dr. Broyld will be accessing archival records from the Brock University Library to assist with his research on The Abolitionist Movement.