Mellon Scholars Program in African American History Fellows, 2018-2019

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Tara Bynum, Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies Department, Hampshire College, Reading Pleasures

Dissertation Fellow

Brandi Waters, PhD Candidate in History and African American History, Yale University, Debating ‘defects’: Slavery, Disability, and Legal Medicine in Late Colonial Caribbean Colombia

Short-term Fellows

Dr. Faith Barrett, Department of English, Duquesne University, Let Music Rise from Every Tongue: Reading and Writing Poetry in Antebellum African American Communities

Bianca Dang, PhD Candidate in History, Yale University, “This country is exceedingly fertile”: Women’s Landholding, Political Contestations, and Haitian and African American Visions of Rural Autonomy, 1818-1868

Dr. Susan Goodier, Department of History, SUNY Oneonta, The St. Thomas Sanitary Committee Fair of 1864 and Louisa Jacobs

Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott, Department of History, University of Mississippi, Domesticating Racial Capitalism: Freedwomen and Industrial Sewing Schools, 1863-1872