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Vincent Brown

Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies

617-496-6155

Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies, is a multi-media historian with a keen interest in the political implications of cultural practice. He directs the History Design Studio and teaches courses in Atlantic history, African diaspora studies, and the history of slavery. Brown is the author of The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2008) and producer of an audiovisual documentary about the anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens. He is currently writing a book about African diasporic warfare in the Americas.

See his website for full bio and contact information.

Dissertation Committees

Erin Dwyer: “Mastering Emotions: The Emotional Politics of Slavery”

Katharine Gerbner: “Christian Slavery: Protestant Missions and Slave Conversion in the Atlantic World, 1660-1760”

Selected Publications

  • BrownTheReapersGarden

    The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2008), by Vincent Brown