James Owen
Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
220B LeConte Hall
Office Hours: 
MW 11-12

After 15 years of historic restoration in tile and stone work, I returned to get my MA in US History in 2009 at Western Carolina University, focusing on Cherokee studies and Native American preachers. At UGA, as a student of Claudio Saunt, I have expanded my research to include the Carribean. I focus on Moravian communities that included Indians, slaves, runaway slaves, and German and English-speaking missionaries.  Using hymnology as a historical lens, I explore the ways Christian theology was translated into relevant spiritual practices for indigenous and enslaved peoples during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Curriculum Vitae: 
Matriculation Date: 
August, 2012

Courses Taught

U.S. History to 1865
American Indian History to 1840