My dissertation explores the precarity of lives and experiences of enslaved people who have been labeled as useless or unfit. These enslaved people had bodies that disrupted the aims of individual slave masters and institutional slavery. By centering the experiences of slaves and enslaved people with disabilities, I hope to add to the history of how black people practiced freedom in Virginia in the Early Republic.


Academic History:

M.A., Rice University, History (2019)
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, History (2015)
B.A., University Missouri-Saint Louis, Economics (2013)
B.A., University Missouri-Saint Louis, History (2013)


Fields of Study:

Primary Field: Atlantic World History (with Dr. James Sidbury)

Secondary Field: African American History (with Dr. Alexander Byrd)

Tertiary Field: Gender History (with Dr. Fay A. Yarbrough)


Dissertation Title:

Critical Bodies: Disabilities in Early Republic Virginia


URL: https://rice.academia.edu/KimberlyJones