Charlotte Cosner


Department of History
Assistant Professor

Dr. Cosner received her Ph.D. in history from Florida International University in Miami.  Her new manuscript, "The Golden Leaf: How Tobacco Shaped Cuba and the Atlantic World" will be published this fall by Vanderbilt University Press. This study re-evaluates the role of tobacco in shaping four areas of life on the island and beyond--culture, economics, governmental control, and society.

Professor Cosner has presented papers at the Conference on Latin American History of the American Historical Association, the Latin American Studies Association, and South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies.  She was awarded the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States research grant, the Lydia Cabrera Award for Cuban Historical Sudies by the Conference on Latin American History, and a Ford Foundation Grant for Student Travel for her work on Cuban tobacco farmers.  Her current research interests include tobacco, agriculture, and Atlantic history.

Courses Taught:

  • HIST 107: World Cultures in Historical Pespective
  • HIST 308: History of the Atlantic World, 1492-1898
  • HIST 308: Caribbean History
  • HIST 362: Latin American History II
  • HIST 693: Problems in History: The Atlantic World

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