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  • Ph.D., University of California at San Diego
    • Dissertation: Representations of Race and Romance in Eighteenth-Century English Novels, Co-Chairs: Kathryn Shevelow and Rosemary Marangoly George.
  • M.A., University of California at San Diego
    • Qualifying Exams:
      • List 1: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature: Rise of the Novel
      • List 2: Nineteenth-Century British Literature The City: Class, Gender and Subjectivity (Poetry and Non-Fiction Prose)
      • Paper: “Kings, Slaves and the Female Pen: Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko and its Stage Adaptations”
  • B.A., Scripps College at The Claremont Colleges Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa English Major with Honors and Asian American Studies Minor.
    • Thesis: “Negotiating Nationalism in Norma Field’s From My Grandmother’s Bedside”

Professional Affiliations

  • Current Position: Assistant Professor
  • Visiting Scholar
  • Assistant Professor
    • 2010-2014 Colby College, Waterville, Maine
  • Lecturer
    • 2009-2010 Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • 2007-2009 University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • Fall 2008 University of San Diego, San Diego, California
    • 2007-2009 San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • 2007-2008 Palomar College, San Marcos California



Hüttler, Michael, Emily MN Kugler and H. E. Weidinger, Co-Editors. Ottoman Empire And European Theatre. Vol. III: Images Of The Harem In Literature And Theatre. Vienna: Hollitzer Verlag, 2015 (Ottomania 5).

Kugler, Emily MN. The Sway of the Ottoman Empire on English Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century. Studies in Intellectual History. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2012.

Digital Humanities

Websites and Digital Exhibitions

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project: Boston Ceremony and Marker

This website publicize and contextualize the Boston Middle Passage Port Marker Ceremony, which commemorates through a permanent marker those who died and those who survived the Middle Passage, and recognizes the importance of Africans and their descendants in the history of the city, region, and nation. The site hosted by and created for the National Park Services. 

I also help manage and produce material for the following sites:

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project: Main Organization

Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

In Progress Database

Exotic Domesticities: Labor, Luxury, and Global Slavery in Eighteenth-Century British Trade.

Intended as a working version and eventual online supplement to the two book projects, it will serve as an online database of my archival research on trade routes of luxury goods and slaves in the Transatlantic and Mediterranean.  In addition to recording data in terms of people, places, books, objects, and money for trade circuits involving slave economies, it currently looks at how information circulated through abolitionist networks.

In Progress Digital Exhibitions

Slave Ship Desire Project

Supplementing the Middle Passage site, this online exhibition on the slave ship Desire focuses on one the earliest recorded slave transaction for New England: the exchange of Pequot prisoners of war for slaves of African-descent from Bermuda. It draws attention to histories of indigenous groups within histories of slavery and settler colonialism in the Atlantic World.

Bibliographic and Additional Training