KELLIE CARTER JACKSON
Kellie Carter Jackson is a 19th century historian whose research focuses on slavery and the abolitionists, violence as a political discourse, historical film, and black women’s history. She was a Fellow in the Department of African & African American Studies at Harvard University and earned her PhD in American History at Columbia University. She currently holds a position in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley University. Her most recent book is Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence. Carter Jackson is co-editor of Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, & Memory, the first scholarly collection of essays devoted entirely to understanding the legacy of the film’s visual, cultural, and political influence on American history. Carter Jackson's essays have been featured in The Atlantic, Transition Magazine, The Conversation, Boston’s NPR Blog Cognoscenti, AAIHS’s Black Perspectives blog, and Quartz. She has also been interviewed for The New York Times, Al Jazeera International, Slate, The Telegraph, CBC, and Radio One.