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Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

October 19, Copley Square
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is a writer and associate professor in the department of history at the University of California, Berkeley, where she specializes in African American history, women’s and gender history, and the history of American slavery. She earned her doctoral degree in African American history from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her dissertation, which she completed under the direction of Deborah Gray White, won the Lerner-Scott prize, which is given annually by the Organization of American Historians for the best doctoral dissertation in US women’s history. She spent the 2013–2014 academic year at Tulane University as the Newcomb College Institute’s Post-doctoral Fellow in Law and Society. During the 2018–2019 academic year, Jones-Rogers held the Harrington Faculty Fellowship in the History Department at the University of Texas-Austin. She has received fellowships from the Hellman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Her book, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, has, according to a review in the Washington Post, "provided a brilliant, innovative analysis of American slavery, one that sets a new standard for scholarship on the subject."