Nicholas Crawford is an historian specializing in early America with particular interests in the connections between slavery, health, and empire in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British Caribbean colonies. He received a PhD in History from Harvard University (2016), where his dissertation was titled, "Calamity's Empire: Slavery, Scarcity, and the Political Economy of Provisioning in the British Caribbean, c. 1775-1834." An article stemming from this research, "'In the Wreck of a Master's Fortune:' Slave Provisioning and the Planter Debt in the British Caribbean," was published in Slavery & Abolition (2016). While at Washington University in St. Louis, Crawford will complete revisions on his book manuscript, tentatively titled, Feeding Slavery: The Politics of Provisioning in the British Caribbean, c. 1788-1838. He was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France (2016-19).