Washington University in St. Louis
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St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (Forthcoming, University of Illinois Press, 2016).
Articles and Reviews
“Blood Stained Mirrors: Decoding the American Slave Trading Past” in Understanding and Teaching American Slavery, Edited by Bethany Jay and Lynne (Forthcoming: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016).
“Suffering at the Margins: (Re)-Centering Black Women in Discourses on Violence and Crime,” Review Essay of The Meanings of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues by Angela Y. Davis, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation by Beth Ritchie, and Breaking Women: Gender, Race, and The New Politics of Imprisonment by Jill McCorkel, WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 42: 3 & 4 (Fall/Winter 2014): 319-323.
Marcus Rediker, North Carolina Historical Review, Vol. XC, No. 4 (October 2013): 418-419.
“Breaking the Chains: Un-Silencing the American Slaving Past” in Teaching Lincoln: What Every K-12 Students Needs to Know About Nationalism, Emancipation, Power, and Race, Edited by Caroline Pryor and Stephen Hansen (Peter & Lang Press, 2013): 121-128.
"'She Must Go Overboard & Shall Go Overboard’: Diseased Bodies and the Spectacle of Murder at Sea," in Atlantic Studies 8.3 (Fall 2011): 301-316.
'I Never Have Such A Sickly Ship Before': Diet, Disease, and Mortality in 18th-Century Atlantic Slaving Voyages," in Journal of African American History 93 (Fall 2008): pp. 474-496.
"'Make Haste & Let Me See You With A Good Cargo of Negroes': Gender, Power, and the Centrality of Violence in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic Slave Trade," in Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Power in Maritime America, edited by Glenn Gordinier. (Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 2008), 3-21.
"Far Cry From a Fantasy Voyage: The Impact of the Middle Passage on Slave Societies Across the Atlantic World," in ISLAS: Official Publication of the Afro-Cuban Alliance, Inc. Year 2, No. 8, (Fall 2007).
Confronting the Middle Passage
Critical Themes in African-American Women's History: Sexuality, Violence and the Love of Hip Hop
Gender, Health, and Resistance: Comparative Slavery in the African Diaspora
Mapping the World of ‘Black Criminality’
Medicine, Healing and Experimentation in the Contours of Black History
Slavery and Memory in American Popular Culture
Terror and Violence in the Black Atlantic
Visualizing Blackness: Histories of the African Diaspora Through Film
Scholar-Activism & Community Programming
“Fueling Activism Beyond the Confine of Books & Classrooms” Lecture , Criminal Justice Policy and Practice Interventions Graduate Course, George Warren School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, 24 February 2014.
“Taking Stock in Your Own Value: The Critical Importance of Mentoring and Uplift Among Today’s Black Undergraduates,” Keynote Speaker, Feed My Sheep Mentoring Program Kick-Off Dinner, Washington University, St. Louis, 2 November 2008.
“Becoming Indispensable in a Crowded Academic World”, Invited Lecturer, Two Part Discussion, Department of History Professional Development Speaker Series, Michigan State University, 21 February; 22 February 2013.
Coordinator, Lending Hands, Forging Legacies Univ-Community Pilot Program, "Mapping the World of 'Black Criminality"' Class, Fall 2014
Coordinator, Bridging the Past Undergraduate Writer’s Workshop, , Spring 2013.
Program Coordinator, “The Criminal Brand: America’s Invisible Class” Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, 8 November 2012.
Program Coordinator, “Better Days” Volunteer Program, Juvenile Detention Center, St. Louis, MO. Fall 2012.
Program Co-Coordinator/Introductory Speaker/Moderator, “Henrietta’s Ghost: Race, Ethics, and Medicine in the Saga of American History” Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, 1 March 2011.