Department of History

Matthew Sparacio

Matthew Sparacio

Office Hours

  • Thursday 8-noon


Matthew Sparacio is a PhD candidate at Auburn University concentrating on early American history. Matthew earned both is bachelor's (history and geography) and master's (history) degrees from Virginia Tech. His previous research has examined the history of emotions during early seventeenth-century English settlement attempts in the Chesapeake Bay. For his dissertation research, he is working with Dr. Kathryn Braund and examining the Choctaw Civil War and the southern frontier before the Seven Years' War. For the 2016-2017 year, he has been awarded a Robert L. Middlekauff Fellowship with the Huntington Library to aid his research. In the past, Matthew has presented research at the Southern Conference of British Studies, the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, as well as at graduate conferences hosted by Central Michigan University and Florida State University. He has taught at Auburn, Virginia Tech and Union County College in Cranford, NJ.

Last Updated: February 27, 2017