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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 articulations of kinship and the family
    in nineteenth-century Liberia, from the first American colonies
    established there in the 1820s, through Liberian independence. The
    dissertation also investigates the relationship between the Liberian
    colonies and antislavery activism (particularly women's activism) in
    the United States. My research emphasizes the lived experiences of
    both African American and African women, and excavates some of the
    many ways in which groups enacted, contested, and experienced

    More generally, I am interested in the intersection of early American
    (18th-19th c) and Atlantic history, histories of women and gender, and
    the history of slavery.


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