Greta Swain

Greta Swain

Greta Swain

Graduate Research Assistant

U.S. History: Early America, slavery, women and gender, digital history, spatial history, public history

Greta is a PhD candidate in U.S. history, specializing in Early America. She was selected to be a Digital History Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media for the 2017-18 academic year, and worked there as a Graduate Research Assistant through 2021. Greta is also an Editor of Current Research in Digital History. Greta's dissertation combines her interests in early American history and digital history through a geospatial analysis of three generations of the George Mason family.

Grants and Fellowships

Provost’s Summer Research Fellowship, George Mason University, 2022

Center for Humanities Research Fellowship, George Mason University, 2022

Research Fellowship, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, 2021–2022

Louise and Rudolf Fishel New Media Fellowship, George Mason University, 2021

Joseph and Dorothy Censer Fellowship, George Mason University, 2020

Digital History Fellowship, George Mason University, 2018

Randy Beth Clarke Fellowship in American History, George Mason University, 2016

Kurt Andrew Dodd Scholarship, George Mason University, 2016

Courses Taught

HIST 390: The Digital Past


Master of Arts, History, George Mason University, 2017

Graduate Certificate, Digital Public Humanities, George Mason University, 2017

Bachelor of Arts, History, International Studies, Taylor University, 2014