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Marie Stango

Doctoral Candidate in History

1029 Tisch Hall, Ann Arbor MI, 48109-1003

  • Fields of Study
    • African American and African Diaspora, women and gender, 18th/19th century US and the Atlantic World
  • About

    My dissertation, “Vine and Palm Tree: African American Families in Liberia, 1820-1860,” explores the role of families, broadly defined, in both the colonies that came to be known collectively as Liberia and the independent Republic of Liberia. I argue that in early Liberia, family became the central organizing principle through which societal and cultural order was defined. This emphasis brings to the forefront the lived experiences of African American migrant women in early Liberia. I am interested in how religious, racialized, and gendered communities utilized the rhetoric of "the family" to make sense of the often harsh realities of colonization.


    2013-2014    Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellowship in African American History, Library Company of Philadelphia

    2013-2014    Ruth R. and Alyson R. Miller Fellowship in Women’s History, Massachusetts Historical Society

    2013-2014    Frances Lewis Fellowship in Gender and Women’s Studies, Virginia Historical Society

    2013-2014    Travel Grant, John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History, Duke University

  • Education
    • MA, History, Univ. of Michigan, 2012
    • BA, History, New York University, 2009