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Shavagne Scott

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Shavagne Scott

Postdoctoral Scholar


386K University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Histories of Slavery, Gender, and Race; Resistance and Freedom; Colonialism and Empire in the Atlantic World; Migrations


  • PhD, New York University

Dr. Shavagne Scott is a Provost’s Fellow to Faculty scholar in the Department of African American and African Studies. She earned her B.A. in History from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from New York University. Her research and teaching centers Black women in past and present conversations on insurgency, freedom, and modernity. Her manuscript project, ‘Women on the ‘Fringes’: Reimagining Marronage through the Gendered Landscape of Colonial Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone, 1655-1841, draws on interdisciplinary frameworks from Black studies and gender studies, as well as traditional historical methodology to explore resistance and community formation under slavery. By centering maroon women, she argues that the gendered parameters of marronage offer new ways of conceptualizing the intersection of race, capitalism, and gender and the ideological and lived experiences of freedom more broadly. She is working on an article that considers Jamaican maroon women's precarious relationship with the environment in the period between the First Maroon War in Jamaica and the Seven Years' War. Her work has garnered support from the American Council for Learned Societies, The Social Science Research Council, and the William Clements Library Fellowship, among others.

Please see the attached pdf Curriculum Vitae (CV) below.