Jessica H Legnini

Jessica H Legnini

Jessica H Legnini

Adjunct Faculty

Nineteenth-century popular culture and entertainment.

Jessica Legnini received her PhD in History from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Her research concerns transatlantic popular culture, specifically the reception of American popular performance in Britain during the nineteenth century. She has published on American blackface minstrelsy and its relationship to notions of class, nation and reform in 1840s Britain. Her current work contextualizes, and examines the impact of, American entertainers in nineteenth-century London.

Courses Taught

HIST 615/635: Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World.

HIST 125: Introduction to World History.

HIST 100: History of Western Civilization.


PhD Warwick University, United Kingdom, 2011.