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Dr. Yevan Terrien

Yevan Terrien is a Visiting Instructor of History, whose research and teaching focus on Louisiana, Early America, and the Atlantic world. At UL, he teaches introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on the history of The United States to 1877, Louisiana, the Atlantic World, and Native Americans.

Yevan is working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled “Deserting Louisiana: Unfree Workers and Runaways in an Early American Colony.” The book revises his Ph.D. dissertation, which won the 2022 Herbert Gutman prize in U.S. labor and working-class history. Yevan’s article, “Baptiste and Marianne’s Balbásha’: Enslavement, Freedom, and Belonging in Early New Orleans (1733-1748),” will appear in the Fall 2023 issue of the Journal of American History.