Marisa J. Fuentes is the Presidential Term Chair in African American History and Associate Professor of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University—New Brunswick. Her scholarship explores historical methods, gender, slavery, and archives of the early modern Caribbean and Atlantic world. Fuentes is the author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016) which won book prizes from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the Association of Black Women Historians and the Caribbean Studies Association. She is also co-editor of History of the Present’s special issue on “Slavery’s Archive, (2016)” and Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History, Volumes 1-3 (Rutgers University Press, 2016-2021). Fuentes’s recent publications include essays in Small Axe, Diacritics, and English Language Notes. Her next project will explore the connections between racial capitalism, the transatlantic slave trade, and the disposability of black lives in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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