Dr. Burlingham received her Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Rutgers University. While her main focus is in U.S. History, Dr. Burlingham’s research interests also include various aspects of International and Global History. She is particularly interested in African history. Dr. Burlingham spent much of 2004-2007 conducting research for her project in South Africa, Angola, and Portugal and 2008-2009 living, researching, and writing in Portugal and France. In 2007, she was an Africanist Doctoral fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.