Department of History

Anne Brooke Grasberger

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Interests The spiritual lives of sailors as an insight into exploring what the sea does to people and what people see in it.


My interests are in the spiritual lives of sailors, and particularly what combinations of what is deemed superstition or folklore and what is deemed religion occurred in the unique physical and metaphysical space of the ship at sea. More succinctly: what does the sea do to people, and what do people see in it?