M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2017
B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2013
My research focuses on the political economy of food and hunger in the Atlantic World in the era of slavery. In general, my work explores how these forces articulated—and contested—racial, imperial, and capitalist ideologies in the Caribbean and the American South. In particular, I explore the continuities and disjoints between West African agricultural practices and slave provisioning. My work also emphasizes how hunger shaped debates over empire, political economy, and slavery in the making of the modern Atlantic. Finally, I trace the transnational linkages among pro-slavery actors regarding food’s place in their rhetorical and practical responses to abolitionism.