Marisa J. Fuentes

Portrait of Marisa J. Fuentes
Image Credit: Nick Romanenko, Rutgers University

Marisa J. Fuentes is the Presidential Term Chair in African American History and an associate professor of women's and gender studies and history at Rutgers University. Her first book, Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (2016), won book prizes from the Caribbean Studies Association, the Association of Black Women Historians, and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. She is a coeditor of Scarlet and Black, Volume One: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History (2016), Scarlet and Black, Volume Two: Constructing Race and Gender at Rutgers, 1865-1945 (2020), and "Slavery and the Archive," a special issue of History of the Present (November, 2016). Fuentes's research has been funded by several institutions, including the Ford Foundation, Harvard University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and, most recently, University of Oxford's Balliol College as the Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow. Her next project focuses on the seventeenth-century slave trade, capitalism, and captive disposability.

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