This week the Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World (RSAW) working group will focus on the work of Professor Martha S. Jones. Professor Jones is a Presidential Bicentennial Professor, professor of history and Afroamerican and African Studies, and a member of the Affiliated LSA Faculty at the Law School, where she directs the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law & History. Her scholarly interests include the history of race, citizenship, slavery, and the rights of women in the United States. She holds a PhD in history from Columbia University and a JD from the CUNY School of Law. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, she was a public interest litigator in New York City and a Charles H. Revson Fellow on the Future of the City of New York at Columbia University.
You can find out more information about the working group at http://rswg.yale.edu/ and more about Professor Jones’s work at https://www.law.umich.edu/FacultyBio/Pages/FacultyBio.aspx?FacID=msjonz