Laura McCoy

Laura McCoy is a doctoral candidate in American history, specializing in women’s and family history in the Anglophone world through 1865. Her dissertation project is “In Distress: Family and a Marketplace of Feeling in the Early American Republic,” which explores the emotional history of capitalism in the early United States by analyzing familial and familiar networks of both financial and emotional support in periods of personal and national distress. An east coast transplant and New England enthusiast, Laura holds a B.A. in History from Vassar College, an M.A. in History from Northwestern, and is also a fellow in the British Studies Graduate Cluster.