Mary Caton Lingold

Assistant Professor
(804) 827-8419
Hibbs Hall 419


BA Trinity University
MA University of Colorado, Boulder
PHD Duke University

Research/Teaching Focus

Colonial and early American, Caribbean, African diasporic, and Afro-Atlantic literature, travel writing, digital humanities, sound studies, literature and cultures of Atlantic slavery, and vernacular music studies.


Digital Sound Studies. Edited by Mary Caton Lingold, Darren Mueller, and Whitney Trettien. (Duke 2018).

Recent/Selected Publications

Peculiar Animations: Listening to Afro-Atlantic Music in Caribbean Travel Narratives, Early American Literature 52:3 (2017). (Co-winner of Richard Beale Davis Prize for best essay in Early American Literature 2017)
How Haiti Got FreePublic Books. April 16, 2019.
Tena, Too, Sings America: Listening to an Enslaved Woman’s Musical Memories of Africa. C19 Podcast. Season 1 Episode 10. June, 18, 2018.

Digital Scholarship

Founder & Director, Sonic Dictionary,

Co-creator, with Laurent Dubois and David K. Garner, Musical Passage: A Voyage to 1688 Jamaica,

Co-editor, with Darren Mueller and Whitney Trettien, Provoke!: Digital Sound Studies,