Visiting Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003
Autumn Barrett is an historical anthropologist who comes to NYU from the College of William and Mary as a Senior Research Associate of the Institute for Historical Biology and co-director of the Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom Project. Currently, her work focuses on cemeteries of the enslaved as contested sites of reclamation within local, national, and diasporan memorial landscapes. Autumn draws on ethnographic, bioarchaeological, and documentary analyses. Her current book-length projects include studies of history, race, and identities in Rio de Janeiro and Virginia and a study of childhood, labor, and race within Virginia’s system of indentured servitude from the 17th to 19th centuries.