Professor Martha S. 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.
Professor Jones is the author of
All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830–1900 (2007), co-editor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (2015), and author of
Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2017. Her articles have appeared in the
Law and History Review, the
Journal of the Civil War Era, the
North Carolina Law Review, the
American Journal of Legal History, and numerous edited collections. Professor Jones has held fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the National Constitutional Center, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. At the University of Michigan, she is a senior fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows and holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship. Professor Jones's commentary on race, law, and history can be found at CNN.com, The Huffington Post,
The Conversation, History News Network, and
Process: The OAH Blog. Follow her on Twitter at @marthasjones_.
"The Case of Jean Baptiste, un Créole de Saint-Domingue: Narrating Slavery, Freedom, and the Haitian Revolution in Baltimore City." In The American South and the Atlantic World, edited by B. Ward, M. Bone, and W. A. Link, 104-28. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013.Full Text: SSRN
"Hughes v. Jackson: Race and Rights Beyond Dred Scott." N. C. L. Rev. 91, no. 5 (2013): 1757-84.Full Text: SSRN | Lexis | Westlaw
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