Staff Profile:Professor Emily West

Name:
Professor Emily West
Job Title:
Professor
Responsibilities:

Research Division Lead for History Department

Teaching

Part One: Contribution to core modules; Part 1 Option: Women in American History: From Slavery to Second Wave

Part 2 Option: The American Dream? US history from Colonial Times to the Late Twentieth Century (co-taught with Dr Mara Oliva)

Part 3 Option: 'Race', Ethnicity and Citizenship in America Special Subject: Slavery in America

Postgraduate Teaching

Contribution to the MA in History: Archival Silences; Option: Slavery and Gender in the US

Postgraduate Supervision

I have supervised many MA dissertations and have supervised four PhD students to completion. I currently have four further PhD students. I welcome applications from students interested in my research areas, including those wishing to study remotely from the US.

Areas of Interest:

I am broadly interested in issues of race and gender in American history and my research focusses on US slavery in the US South, especially the lives of enslaved women, the relationships between enslaved spouses, family life under enslavement, and affective ties between enslaved people and free people of colour.

More recently, I have published on enslaved wetnursing and been Co-I on an AHRC-funded network exploring enslaved women's motherhood across the Atlantic world. My new project focusses on food, power and resistance under American slavery

Research groups / Centres:

Member of the University's Gender History Research Cluster:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/research/themes/theme-heritage-creativity/rd-history/history-cluster-gender.aspx

Editorial board memberships: Slavery and Abolition and Civil War History  

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Contact Details

Email:
e.r.west@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 5376
Fax:
+44 (0) 118 378 5376

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