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Jeannette E. Jones

Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Happold Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, Director of the 19th Century Studies Program

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Duration of stay: May–July 2023

Jeannette Eileen Jones is the Carl A. Happold Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a historian of the United States, with expertise in American cultural and intellectual history, African American Studies, Pre-colonial African history, and digital humanities. She is the author of In Search of Brightest Africa: Reimagining the Dark Continent in American Culture, 1884-1936 (Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2010). She is currently working on her second monograph, America in Africa: U.S. Empire, Race, and the African Question, 1821–1919, which is under advanced contract with Yale University Press. She is Co-PI on the digital project To Enter Africa from America: The United States, Africa, and the New Imperialism, 1862-1919 and Co-PI the Mellon Foundation funded project The US Law and Race Initiative.

During her time in Regensburg, she will be associated with the ScienceCampus and our partners at the Regensburg European-American Forum REAF at UR. She will be teaching a seminar on Transatlantic Slavery and Abolition.