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Elizabeth Eubanks



Elizabeth Eubanks received her B.A. in History from Union University in 2011. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the History Honor Graduate award at Union. Elizabeth taught U.S. Government at Christian Heritage School in Dalton, Georgia before beginning her Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee. Directed by Dr. Christopher Magra, Elizabeth’s dissertation is the first to link patriarchy and benevolence in colonial America. She examines colonial Charleston, South Carolina as a window into the ways that British colonists used institutional mechanisms to rebuild patriarchy in the New World. Elizabeth was a co-recipient of a Creative Teaching Grant from the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center. During her time at UT, she received a Galen Broeker Award, Summer Travel Award from the History Department, and a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Research Interests

Atlantic World, gender history,  history of benevolence,
cultural and social history


Doctoral Candidate, University of Tennessee, 2017

B.A. History and Political Science, Union University, 2011