Kristin E. Tremper is a Ph.D. Candidate in History with interests in the cultural and social history of early America, particularly political culture, gender, and slavery in the colonial and revolutionary periods. She received her B.A. with Honors in History from George Mason University in 2008 and her M.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. Her dissertation, “Beyond the Grave: The Politicization of Death in Eighteenth-Century America,” examines how news of death and memorialization shaped social relations, political ventures, and power. She has received generous research support from Colonial Williamsburg’s Rockefeller Library, the Virginia Historical Society, and Lehigh University’s History Department, Humanities Center, and College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Hoben Teaching Fellowship from the History Department for Spring 2016.