Maria R. Montalvo
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University
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I am the Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History in the Gulf South at Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University. My research centers on the legal history of slavery, capitalism, and freedom in the nineteenth-century United States, and my current project narrows in on the experiences of enslaved people and free people of color in local antebellum courts to examine the relationship between historical production and commodification. My scholarly interest in the connections between power, capitalism, and the archive have undoubtedly shaped my approach to teaching, which centers on creating opportunities for students to work as historians while interrogating the problems, limits, and possibilities of the documentary archive.

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I am the Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History in the Gulf South at Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University. My research centers on the legal history of slavery, capitalism, and freedom in the nineteenth-century United States, and my current project narrows in on the experiences of enslaved people and free people of color in local antebellum courts to examine the relationship between historical production and commodification. My scholarly interest in the connections between power, capitalism, and the archive have undoubtedly shaped my approach to teaching, which centers on creating opportunities for students to work as historians while interrogating the problems, limits, and possibilities of the documentary archive.

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