Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Virgia Jones

Assistant Professor, Black Diaspora in North America and/or African American History

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Professional Biography

I am a historian of slavery, focusing on disability gender law and capitalism in the Black/Afro Atlantic world. My research engages with topics related to age, resistance practice of disabled enslaved people, the performance of disability and the relationship between racial capitalism and disabilities in institutions in Early Republic America.  I received my Ph.D. in History from Rice University in 2023 and received funding in support of my work from Citizens and Scholars Women’s Studies Fellowship (2022) and the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2022).

I teach courses related to the history of disability in the United States and the histories of slavery and the slave trade in global contexts.