Dr Stephen Mullen
- Research Assistant (History)
- Scotland and the Caribbean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
- Free and Unfree Labour in the Scottish-Atlantic World
- Scottish Presbyterianism in the Caribbean
- Black People in Eighteenth Century Britain
Current Research Projects
I am currently employed as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in History on the Leverhulme funded project 'Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Race and Freedom in the Eighteenth Century', led by Professor Simon Newman and assisted by doctoral researcher Mr Nelson Mundell. This project examines black runaways in eighteenth-century Britain. At the heart of our project will be a searchable database of runaway slave advertisements from eighteenth-century English and Scottish newspapers.
As well as the Runaway Slaves project, I am currently developing my doctoral thesis ‘The Glasgow West India interest: integration, collaboration and exploitation in the British Atlantic World, 1776-1846’ (University of Glasgow, 2015) for monograph publication. This evolved from a Masters dissertation, ‘A Glasgow-West India Merchant House and the Imperial Dividend’ (University of Glasgow, 2011), which was awarded The Economic and Social History Society of Scotland’s Research Prize for 2011. The subsequent thesis explored the economic and social world of the Glasgow-West India merchants, planters and the temporary economic migrants who travelled across the Atlantic during the period, 1776-1846. During the doctoral research, I spent time in Jamaica, Grenada and Carriacou looking for long-dead Scots who made the same journey around two centuries before. I am currently the holder of a small research grant for the project ‘Scottish adventurers in Trinidad, 1797-1838’ from The Royal Society Edinburgh.
- ESRC Overseas Fieldwork Grant, 2013-2014 - £1250
- Annie Dunlop Fund, 2013-2014 - £1000
- Centre of Business History in Scotland: Seedcorn funding, 2015-2016 - £551
- History Subject Research Support Fund, 2015-2016 - £400
- The Royal Society of Edinburgh: Small Research Grant 2015-2016 – ‘Scots Adventurers in Trinidad, 1797-1838’. £4,838
- History 2AM: Society, Culture & Politics in North America HIST2002
- Local and Global Contexts EDUC1063 (BA in Community Development)