Students in this field investigate how racial identities have been constructed and contested over time, shaping social interactions and setting the boundaries of inclusion and exclusion in various regions of the world. Faculty strengths lie in early modern understandings of difference, slavery in the Americas, Native American history, free people of color in the United States and Latin America, and the role of race in shaping the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras in the United States.
- Assistant Professor Sharony Green’s The Grant Green Story to be Screened by School of Music
- Dreams of Dominion Conference to Highlight to Highlight Connections Between the 19th Century U.S. South and Latin America
- Cornell University Professor Edward Baptist Speaks to Department
- J. Michael Francis Speaks With Department About Indians, Europeans, and Africans in Florida Before 1603
- Dr. Edward Baptist to Speak on “Creating White Freedom by Hunting Enslaved Africans”