Scott Hancock, currently associate professor of History and Africana Studies at Gettysburg College, came to Gettysburg College in 2001. His scholarly interests focus on the African American experience from the mid-seventeenth century to just before the Civil War. His work considers African Americans’ engagement with the law, and incorporates other disciplinary perspectives such as law & society and geography. He is particularly interested in how black interaction with the law in a variety of ways, from small disputes in lower courts to escaping via the underground railroad, shaped constitutional law, legal ideologies, black identity and U.S. society. Some of his work has appeared in the anthologies Paths to Freedom, We Shall Independent Be, and Slavery, Resistance, Freedom, and more recently in the journal Civil War History.
AFS Courses Taught:
AFS 130 Introduction to African-American Studies
AFS 331 Africana Intellectual History
Hist 238 African American History Survey
Hist 346 Slavery, Rebellion and Emancipation in the Atlantic World
Associate Professor, Africana Studies
Phone: (717) 337 - 6794
Box: Campus Box 0401
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
PhD, University of New Hampshire, 1999
MA, University of New Hampshire, 1995
BA, Bryan College, 1984