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Kellie Carter Jackson

College Fellow of African and African American Studies
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Kellie Carter Jackson is a Harvard College Fellow in the African & African American Studies Department at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Carter Jackson's research focuses on black abolitionists and violent political discourse. Her dissertation, “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, 1850-1861,” examines the political and social tensions preceding the Civil War and the conditions that led some black abolitionists to believe that slavery might only be abolished by force. Carter Jackson is a 2010-2011 Gilder Lehrman Fellow and earned her Ph.D in history from Columbia University as a Richard Hofstadter Faculty Fellow, working closely with advisor and historian Eric Foner. During her time at Columbia, she was a recipient of the George E. Haynes Fellowship Award, which honors graduate students achieving academic excellence and the John & Louise Jay Scholarship. Carter Jackson graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University. Carter Jackson was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and a National Visionary Leadership Project Fellow, headed by Dr. Camille Cosby and Rene Poussaint. As a fellow, her interviews of NVLP visionaries were archived at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum of African American Life and Culture. Carter Jackson has presented research at numerous national and international conferences held at the University of Cambridge, the Ubuntu Kraal in Johannesburg, South Africa, Yale University, Boston University, the American Historical Association (AHA), the Organization of American Historians (OAH), and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). She has served as a keynote speaker on an array of lectures and discussions as well. Kellie Carter Jackson has taught at classes at Columbia University, Barnard College, New York University, and Gonzaga University. Her interests focus on Violence as a Political Discourse, Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World, and African American History.