Colleen Vasconcellos

Latin America and the Caribbean; The African Diaspora; Comparative Slavery and Emancipation; Childhood and Gender Studies; Girlhood

Dr. Vasconcellos's second book Slavery, Abolition, and Childhood in Jamaica, 1788-1838 was published by the University of Georgia Press as part of their Early American Places Series in April of 2015. Her first book Girlhood: A Global History, an edited volume of essays on Girlhood in World History with Jennifer Hillman Helgren, was published in 2010 by Rutgers University Press as part of their Series in Childhood Studies. In addition to researching the changing nature of girlhood in the colonial Caribbean, Dr. Vasconcellos is also working on a new project that examines the slave ship Wanderer's last voyage to Georgia in 1848.

  • B.A., History, Western Carolina University, 1995
  • M.A., American History, East Tennessee State University, 1998
  • Ph.D., Atlantic Studies, Florida International University, 2004

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Summer 2019 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E03
  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 04G

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Summer 2018 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 03G
  • HIST-2111 (U S History I (to 1865)) Section: E02 Download Syllabus [PDF]

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Fall 2017 Sections

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Fall 2016 Sections

Summer 2016 Sections

  • HIST-2111 (U S History I (to 1865)) Section: E01
  • HIST-4481 (Comparative Slavery) Section: E01

Spring 2016 Sections

Fall 2015 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E01
  • HIST-2111 (U S History I (to 1865)) Section: E02 Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • HIST-4385 (Latin American Women) Section: 01W Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • HIST-5385 (Latin American Women) Section: 01W Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • HIST-6481 (Women in World History) Section: E01
  • HIST-6699 (Thesis) Section: 01
  • HIST-6699 (Thesis) Section: 02
  • HIST-6699 (Thesis) Section: 03

Slavery, Childhood, and Abolition in Jamaica, 1788-1838. Early American Places Series (Georgia, 2015).

Editor (with Jennifer Hillman Helgren), Girlhood: A Global History (Rutgers, 2010; Paperback 2012).

“Sally and Molly: Life History, Black Girlhood, and the Future of the Field,” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies (forthcoming).

“’to so dark a destiny My lovely babe I’ve borne:’ Enslaved Girls in Jamaica, 1750-1838,” in Diana Anselmo-Sequeira and Miriam Foreman-Brunell (eds.), Girls’ Economies: Work & Play Cultures (forthcoming).

“American Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade,” in Thomas Buchanan (ed.), Interpreting American Enslavement. Interpreting American History Series (Kent State University Press, forthcoming).

“Finding Enslaved Children’s Place, Voice, and Agency within the Narrative,” in Ricia A. Chansky (ed.), Auto/Biography in the Americas: Relational Lives (Routledge, 2016).

“The Process: Finding Enslaved Children’s Place, Voice, and Agency within the Narrative,” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 30:1 (2015): 17-29.

“From Chattel to Breeding Wenches: Girlhood in a Jamaican Slave Community,” in Jennifer Hillman Helgren and Colleen A. Vasconcellos (eds.) Girlhood: A Global History (Rutgers University Press, 2010): 325-343.

“Introduction,” (with Jennifer Hillman Helgren), in Jennifer Hillman Helgren and Colleen A. Vasconcellos (eds.) Girlhood: A Global History (Rutgers University Press, 2010): 1-13.

“’To Fit You All for Freedom:’ Jamaican Planters, Afro-Jamaican Mothers, and the Struggle to Control Afro-Jamaican Children during Apprenticeship, 1833-1840,” Citizenship Studies 10 (2006): 55-75.

“Junkanoo and the British Caribbean,” The Atlantic Millenium 6 (2001): 102-114.