Steve A. Harris-Scott

Steve A. Harris-Scott

Steve A. Harris-Scott


Research: Colonial Virginia, Early Modern Atlantic World, bound/unfree labor (slavery, indentured servitude, apprenticeship), environmental history and history of diseases/pandemics

Currently Academic Director at INTO George Mason. Also, an Affiliate Professor with the Department of History and Art History, the Center for Mason Legacies, and the Institute for Immigration Research. Finally, Director and creator of a Minor in Health, Disease, and Culture.

Current Research

  • Degrees of Unfreedom in Early Colonial Virginia
  • The Fairfax Proprietary in colonial Virginia
  • Immigration in Early English America
  • International Student Adjustment and Engagement in U.S. Higher Education
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Diseases and Pandemics

Grants and Fellowships

  • Huntington Library Fellow (2012)
  • Colonial Williamsburg Fellow (2011)

Courses Taught

HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 387: Global History of Disease

INYO 501, 502, 504: Graduate Transitions for International Students

HNRS 110: Principles of Research and Inquiry

HNRS 240: Reading the Past


George Mason University, Ph.D., History, 2016

University of New Orleans, M.A., History, 2005

Millsaps College, B.S., Physics, 2000