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Dr. Christopher Curtis

Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship,
Professor of History
B.A., University of South Carolina (1986), M.A., Virginia Tech (1997), Ph.D.,Emory University (2002)

Teaching and Research Interests: Law and Property Rights in the Age of Revolution, English Common Law, Liberalism, Capitalism, Revolutions

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3730 Jacksonian America
  • HIST 3750 Civil War and Reconstruction


Contact Information:

Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs & Office of Research Integrity

PO Box 8005
Statesboro, GA 30460

Statesboro Campus Offices
261 Forest Drive
Veazey Hall, Suite 3000

Armstrong Campus Offices
Victor Hall Rooms 237/238

Tel.: 912-478-5465
Fax: 912-478-0377
Selected Publications:

  • Jefferson’s Freeholders and the Politics of Ownership in the Old Dominion (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  
  • “Codification in Virginia: Conway Robinson, John Mercer Patton, and the Politics of Law Reform,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, (2009): 140-180.
  • “Reconsidering Suffrage Reform in the 1829-1830 Virginia Constitutional Convention,” Journal of Southern History, (2008): 89-124.
  • “Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Slavery, Property Rights, and the Language of Republicanism in Virginia’s House of Delegates, 1831-1832,” Australian Journal of Legal History, (2000): 93-114.

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

Current Research:

  • Church Property Rights and the Separation of Church and State
  • The U.S. Supreme Court during the Nullification Crisis
  • Legal History
  • The South
  • Age of Revolution

Last updated: 12/14/2023