1654989_579145055507392_777224491_oJamie Goodall is a PhD Candidate in the history department at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (although she currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and two dogs). She is busy working on a dissertation tentatively titled “‘For I scorn to do anyone a mischief, when it is not for my advantage…’: Piracy, Illicit Trade, and the Construction of Commercial Networks in the Atlantic World, 1650-1791″ in which she examines the development of informal commercial networks among pirates, smugglers, merchants, governors, and residents in the seventeenth and eighteenth century Atlantic. She is supervised by Dr. Margaret Newell, Dr. Robert Davis, and Dr. John Brooke.

She received her B.A. in Archaeology and her M.A. in Public History-Museum Studies from Appalachian State University (Boone, North Carolina) in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Her article “The Pirate and the Privateer: A Comparative Study of Sir Francis Drake and Sir Henry Morgan” appears in the peer-reviewed Greensboro Historical Review published in 2010.

Mrs. Goodall has served as a Bradley Foundation Fellow since 2012 and has earned a number of research grants including the Helen and Harold Kapiloff Research Award, the Philip Poirier Award, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies Research Grant.

Her professional development includes serving as a referee editor for the Southern Historian: A Journal of Southern History (2010), a Graduate Teaching Associate of early American and Atlantic history, the Diversity Chair Representative for the history department’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee (2011), Freelance Editor/Contributor for McGraw-Hill Education, and Contributor to the online textbook, The American Yawp. She has published five book reviews and has presented at many regional and national conferences including the 38th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference, 2013 Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, and the 17th Annual Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture Conference, among others.

She can be found on Twitter: @L_Historienne