Tera Hunter

Portrait of Tera Hunter

Tera Hunter is a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University. She has taught courses throughout her career on African American, southern, labor, and women's history. She is the author of Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (2017) - winner of the OAH Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History, the AHA Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for women's history and/or feminist theory, and the AHA Littleton-Griswold Prize in US Law and society - and To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors after the Civil War (1997), which also received several prizes, including the Southern Historical Association's H. L. Mitchell Award. Hunter is a coeditor of Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas (2004) and African American Urban Studies: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (2004).

OAH Lectures