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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Graduate Email: ianj@live.unc.edu

Education

B.A. Oberlin College, 2014
M.A. University of Mississippi (Education), 2017
M.A. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019

Research Interests

I am interested in the intellectual history of Black uplift, particularly during decades before the Civil War. My dissertation traces public debates over the destiny of Black Americans by following several pairs of White and Black writers who disagreed over fundamental aspects of the future of African descended people in the United States.