Clare is working with Marcus Nevius, an associate professor of history, to transcribe the diary of James Parker, a Scottish loyalist during the Revolutionary War. The diary will shed light on the views of common British loyalists, including views on race and slavery.
“My favorite thing to do is learn and gain knowledge on my interests, which is essentially what research is. (I think I would have fit right in during the Enlightenment.) Why spend time doing nothing when you could be learning, especially learning the first hand experience of someone who was in the British army during this critical period?” –Clare Tyler