Josh Morrison

Trey Beck Jefferson Fellow
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. Williams College (2016)
M.A. University of Virginia (2018)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Joshua Morrison is a Ph.D. candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the diffuse effects of America’s early encounters with the Arab world. His dissertation traces the evolution of trade between Massachusetts and the western Indian Ocean during the nineteenth century. Morrison completed his M.A. in history at U.Va. and received his undergraduate degree in history and Arabic studies at Williams College.

Thesis Description:

Cut from the Same Cloth: Salem, Zanzibar and the Consolidation of the Indo-Atlantic World 1820-1870

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