Julia Gaffield is a historian of the early-modern Atlantic World. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of History at Duke University in 2012. Her research focuses on the early independence period in Haiti and seeks to understand the connections between Haiti and other Atlantic colonies, countries, and empires in the early 19th century. She is the author of Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2015) and editor of The Haitian Declaration of Independence (Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 2015). She is also the editor of the "Haiti and the Atlantic World" blog.