Dr. Boucher is a lecturer in history. Her research focuses on African American, Atlantic World, and U.S. history, in particular, on the contentious and cooperative relationships among diverse groups of people in the formation of economic, educational, and political policy. Her dissertation “Networks and Empires in the Maritime Borderlands: East Florida 1763-1811” required research in numerous English, Spanish, and French colonial records and state and federal government documents of the early U.S. national period. In addition to the dissertation, Diane has researched and presented papers at conferences and workshops about transatlantic slavery, Africans in the Americas, and African American life during the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights eras.
- American Social Movements
- Leaders in U.S. History
- American Historical Association
- NEH Munson/Mystic Institute 2017
- New England Historical Association