Erin Woodruff Stone
Dr. Erin Woodruff Stone is an Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Director of the Early American Studies Master’s Program at the University of West Florida. Dr. Stone teaches courses that cover the scope of Latin American history from the Spanish conquest to the Cold War.
She also maintains an active research agenda and spent the past summer conducting archival research across Spain for her manuscript entitled “Captives of Conquest: How Indigenous Slavery Shaped the Spanish Atlantic, 1490-1570.” Her research has also taken her to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and the Canary Islands.
She is currently working on her book manuscript entitled "Captives of Conquest: How Indigenous Slavery Shaped the Spanish Atlantic, 1490–1570." In her work she focuses on the rise and consequences of indigenous slavery in the Spanish Empire, including the resultant Indian Diaspora. She is also the author of "America's First Slave Revolt: Indians and African Slaves in Española, 1500–1534," published in Ethnohistory in 2013.
Dr. Stone holds a Bachelor of Spanish from the University of Miami, a Master in History from University of North Florida and a PhD in Latin American History from Vanderbilt University. When she is not teaching and researching Erin enjoys paddle boarding, surfing, spending time with her family, and watching college football.
Source: University of West Florida