Caroline Grego

Originally from South Carolina, Caroline Grego is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Colorado Boulder, with a focus on the histories of race and racism, labor, and the environment of the American South. She currently has a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation, “Hurricane of the New South: Disruption, Dispossession, and the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893,” which uses the deadly hurricane to expose political, demographic, economic, and environmental changes in South Carolina at the dawn of Jim Crow. Caroline writes more about South Carolina over at Erstwhile, an American history blog, and will be exploring those two 1916 photographs for a Boston Environmental History Seminar on November 13th.