Carla Gerona

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Office Location:
Old CE Building G19
Overview

Carla Gerona (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins) is an Associate Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of History and Sociology, and her areas of interest include Early American, Atlantic, and Borderlands history. Her first book, Night Journeys: The Power of Dreams in Transatlantic Quaker Culture (2004), traced the ways in which a dissenting group interpreted their dreams to shape their world in innovative ways. Dr. Gerona is currently working on “More than Six Flags in the East Texas Pineywoods: Visualizing Borderlands History in a Digital Age." This is a study of multiethnic east Texas before Texas's annexation to the United States.  The work-in-progress draws on Spanish, French, English, and Native American source materials and uses interdisciplinary methods to explore the ways in which different people interacted on the borderlands. Gerona has written numerous articles on the borderlands and her article, “With a Song in Their Hands: Incendiary Décimas from the Texas and Louisiana Borderlands during a Revolutionary Age,” was awarded the 2015 Bolton-Cutter Prize for the best article on any phase of the history of the Borderlands. Gerona has received prestigious awards for her work including a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship and a Newberry Library Fellowships. Dr. Gerona is also interested in public history and teaches classes on Museum Studies and Digital History.  At Georgia Tech she was awarded the Provost Teaching and Learning Fellowship for 2018-2020.

Recent Refereed Articles and Essays:

“With a Song in Their Hands: Incendiary Décimas from the Texas and Louisiana Borderlands during a Revolutionary Age,” Early American Studies 12 (Winter 2014): 91-142. Awarded the Bolton-Cutter Prize: “the best article on any phase of the history of the Borderlands,” Western History Association, 2015.

“Flying like an Eagle: Franciscan and Caddo Dreams and Visions,” in Dreams, Dreamers, and Visions: The Early Modern Atlantic World (2013).

“Women and Kinship in Spanish East Texas at the end of the Eighteenth Century,” in Women of the Iberian Atlantic (2012).

“Caddo Sun Accounts Across Time and Place,” The American Indian Quarterly (2012).

“Caddo Sun Accounts Across Time and Place,” The American Indian Quarterly (2012).

Interests
Research Fields:
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • North America
  • United States
  • United States - Southeast
Issues:
  • Gender
  • International Development
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Regional Development
Courses
  • HIST-2111: United States to 1877
  • HTS-2001: Early American History
  • HTS-2002: American Revolution
  • HTS-2085: Reel History I
  • HTS-3100: Intro To Museum Studies
  • HTS-3803: Special Topics
  • HTS-3823: Special Topics
  • HTS-4001: Seminar in US History
  • HTS-4814: Special Topics