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Kellie Carter Jackson​

Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities, Africana Studies Department, Wellesley College

Kellie Carter Jackson is the Knafel Assistant Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. For the 2019-2020 academic year she will be a Newhouse Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College.

She is the author of ​Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence (UPenn Press, 2019). This year, ​Force and Freedom was shortlisted for the Stone Prize Book Award. Kellie is also co-editor of ​Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, & Memory (​ University of Georgia Press, 2017). Together, Erica Ball and Kellie have curated the largest collection of essays dedicated to understanding the history and impact of Alex Haley’s ​Roots.​ Kellie was also featured in the History Channel’s documentary, ​Roots: A History Revealed which was nominated for a NAACP Image Award in 2016. Her essays have been featured in the ​Washington Post, The Atlantic, Transition Magazine, The Conversation, Black Perspectives,​ and Quartz​. Follow her on twitter @kcarterjackson

Roundtable Paper: The Story of Violence in America