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Curriculum Vitae (Partial)

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson
Wellesley College
Department of Africana Studies
Founders Hall 31, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 781-283-2569
Email: kellie.jackson@wellesley.edu
Website: www.kelliecarterjackson.com



Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY 
Ph.D. in American History, Defended: October 2010; Degree Conferred: May 2011
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
University of California at Berkeley, Domestic Exchange Program, Spring 2002


Assistant Professor, Summer 2017-
Department of Africana Studies
Wellesley College


Assistant Professor, Fall 2014-Summer 2017
Department of History
Hunter College, CUNY

Harvard College Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014
Department of African & African American Studies
Harvard University 

Visiting Assistant Professor, 2009-2011
Department of History
Gonzaga University



Abolitionism, Slavery and Emancipation, Violence and Political Discourse, Historical Film, Black Women’s History, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century African American History



Carter Jackson, Kellie. Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, America in the Nineteenth Century Series) Under contract.

Published Edited Books (Peer-Reviewed)

Erica L. Ball and Kellie Carter Jackson, eds., Forward by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Reconsidering 
Roots: Race Politics and Memory for the “Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America Series” (Athens & London: University of Georgia Press, April 2017).

Published Edited Books (In Progress)

Carter Jackson, Kellie, “Preface” for Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, translated for 
Brazilian audiences (Brazil: Hedra Publishing, 2018) 

Published Edited Journals (Peer-Reviwed)

Carter Jackson, Kellie; Ball Erica. Guest Editor, “Roots Reconsidered: Observations on 
the 40th Anniversary,” Transition, (Indiana University Press, on behalf of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute), No. 122, 2017, p.41-149.

Carter Jackson, Kellie. Guest Editor. “Race and Urban Space: A Discourse on Power, Struggle, 
and Change.” National Journal of Urban Education & Practice, Summer 2012, Volume 6, Issue 1.

Published Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Carter Jackson, Kellie. ‘‘ ‘She was a Member of the Family:’ Ethel Phillips, Domestic Labor and Employer Perceptions,” Women’s Studies Quarterly Vol. 45: no. 3 & 4 (Fall/Winter) 2017, p. 160-172.

Carter Jackson, Kellie. ‘‘ ‘Is Viola Davis in it?’: Black Women Actors and the ‘Single Stories’ of Historical Film,’’ Transition, No. 114, Gay Nigeria, 2014 (Indiana University Press on behalf of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute), p. 173-184. 

Carter Jackson, Kellie. “Violence in Political History: The Challenges of Teaching about the 
Politics of Power and Resistance,” Perspectives on History: Political History Today, May 2011, p. 44-45.

Published Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

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, p. 49-69.

*Winner of the American Association of State and Local History Award of Merit for 2014

Book Chapters in Progress (Peer Reviewed)

Carter Jackson, Kellie. “Screening Slavery: The Political Imagination of Black Suffering” in The Politics of History: A New Generation of American Historians Writes Back, eds. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Jim Downs, Tim McCarthy, & Thea Hunter, Drafted.

Carter Jackson, Kellie. “Affectionately Yours: Frederick Douglass as Husband and Father,” in New Perspectives on Frederick Douglass. ed. Edna Greene Medford; Dann J.. Broyld.  Rochester: University of Rochester Press, Gender and Race in American History series. Submitted.



Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) * Life Member
American Historical Association (AHA)
Organization of American Historians (OAH)
Association for the Study of American Life and History (ASALH)
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)
African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS)
The Society of Civil War Historians (SCSWH)
The American Studies Association (ASA)
Society for Study of Black Religion (SSBR)
Southern Historical Association (SHA)
American Association for the College of Teacher Education (AACTE)



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