Social and Cultural Analysis
Duke University, PhD 1996
Areas of Research/Interest: Early African American History, Comparative Slavery, Histories of Racial Ideology, Women and Gender
External Affiliations: American Historical Association, Berkshire Conference of Women's Historians, McNeil Center for Early American Studies.
Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in New World Slavery (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004).
“Gender and Family Life,” in The Slavery Reader, ed. Trevour Bernard and Gad Heuman (New York: Routledge, forthcoming, 2010).
“Experiencing Black Feminism,” in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower, ed. Deborah Gray White, (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2007).
The Sexual Body: The Women’s Studies Quarterly, 35 (Spring/ Summer 2007), edited with Shelley Eversley.
“Why I Write,” in Why We Write: The Politics and Practice of Writing for Social Change, Jim Downs ed. (New York: Routledge, 2006)
“Sex, Race, and the Colonial Project,” with Kirsten Fischer, in The William and Mary Quarterly, 60 (January 2003): 197-99.
“Slavery and the Slave Trade, 1600-1760,” in A Companion to American Women’s History, Nancy Hewitt ed. (Malden, Mass and London: Blackwell, 2002).
“‘Some Could Suckle Over Their Shoulder’: Male Travelers, Female Bodies, and the Gendering of Racial Ideology, 1500-1770,” The William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Series, LIV (January 1997): 167-92.