"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."

        -- Martin Luther King Jr.


Curriculum Vitae (Partial)

Assistant Professor
Department of History
Hunter College, CUNY

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY
Ph.D. in American History, October 2010
M. Phil. in American History, February 2007
M.A. in American History, October 2006
Howard University, Washington, DC
B.A. Cum Laude in Print Journalism, May 2004


The Harvard College Fellowship, 2012-2014
The Gilder Lehrman Fellowship, 2010
GSAS Summer Merit Award, 2010
GSAS Summer Merit Award, 2009
GSAS Merit Dissertation Fellowship, 2009
Ford Foundation Honorable Mention, Dissertation Fellowship, 2009
George E. Haynes Fellowship Award, 2008
John & Louise Jay Scholarship Award, 2004
Richard Hofstadter Faculty Fellowship, 2004
National Dean’s List, 2003
Howard University Trustee Scholarship, 2003
Douglass Memorial Scholarship, 2002



Slavery and Emancipation in the United States; Violence and Political Discourse, Historical Film, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century African American History, Black Women's History

PUBLICATIONS: (See Publications Tab)

  • Carter Jackson, Kellie. “‘At the Risk of Our Own Lives:’ Violence and the Fugitive Slave Law in Pennsylvania” in The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience. ed. Samuel W. Black. Pittsburgh: The Senator John Heinz History Center, 2013.
  • Carter Jackson, Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence (Under Contract with UPenn Press).
  • Carter Jackson, Kellie. Guest Editor. “Race and Urban Space: A Discourse on Power, Struggle, and Change.” National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, Summer 2012, Volume 6, Issue 1. Forthcoming.
  • Dissertation
  • Carter Jackson, K. “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, 1850—1861.” Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 2010. In Dissertations & Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection [database on-line]; available from http://www.proquest.com(publication number AAT 3447842).


  • Hollywood & History: Unstanding American Slavery Through Film
  • African American History from the Slave Trade to the Great Migration
  • From Mumbet to Michelle Obama: Black Women's History
  • Power, Struggle, and Abolition in the Atlantic World
  • From Moments to Movements: Key Turning Points in African American History
  • From Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama: Survey of African American History


  • "They Who Would Be Free: Haiti, Black Abolitionists, and the American Promise " to be presented at the Organization of American Historians OAH/NCPH Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April, 2012
  • "Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, 1850-1861" to be presented at  the 96th Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), Richmond, Virginia., October 2011
  • “Exceptions and Inequalities: Teaching American History in the Age of Obama.” Presented at the Western Association of Women Historians Conference, San Marino, CA, April, 2011
  • “Hate and Black Abolitionists: Understanding the Politics and Power of Violence” Presented at the Second International Conference on Hate Studies “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Nature of Hate, Crafting Models for Combating Hatred, and Implications for Practice” Airway Heights, Washington, April 2011
  •  “Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, 1850-1861.” Presented at the University of Cambridge’s New Research in the History of Warfare International Graduate Conference, Cambridge, England, August 2010
  • “Violence as a Political Tool: Black Abolitionists and the Quest for Freedom.” Presented at the 1st Annual International Conference/Symposium on Research in Urban Education: “Best Practices for Urban Learners,” Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2010
  • “They Who Would Be Free: Riots, Rebellions, and Revolutions in the Atlantic World.” Panel and paper presented at the American Historical Association’s 124 th Annual Meeting, “Oceans, Islands, Continents,”   San Diego, CA, January 2010
  • “John Brown and Black Power.” Paper presented at the "John Brown Remembered: 150th Anniversary of the Raid on Harpers Ferry Symposium,” Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, October 2009
  • “Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, 1850-1861.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education on “Embracing Diversity: A Pathway to a Truly Inclusive Democracy and Global Society,” Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 2009


Michael Reid, “Does that Answer Your Question” with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, On Political Violence, Social Justice, Social Change, and the Place of Force and Resistance in the Modern World, KYRS, 92.3 FM, September 2011

Anthony Flinn, “Just A Theory” with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, Visiting Professor of History at Gonzaga, Violence as Political Discourse, Spokane Public Radio, KPBX 91.9, an affiliate of NPR, August 2011


American Historical Association (AHA)
Organization of American Historians (OAH)
Association for the Study of American Life and History (ASALH)
Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH)-- Life Member

African American Intellectual Historical Society (AAIHS)

American Studies Association (ASA)
Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH)


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