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Graduate Student Research Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical StudiesPh.D. Candidate, History
Marie Stango is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History. Her dissertation explores articulations of “the family” in nineteenth-century Liberia, from the first American colonies established there in the 1820s, through Liberian independence, and into the first decades of the new republic. Her work emphasizes the lived experiences of both African American and African women, and excavates some of the many ways in which both groups enacted, contested, and experienced colonization. Her general interests include early American and Atlantic history, women’s and gender studies, and African diaspora studies.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Marie will use the Eisenberg funding in order to take research trips to visit religiously affiliated archives in the United States. There, she will work with manuscript materials from both white and black missionaries who helped establish schools
for girls in Liberia.
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