Taaja.pngPhD Candidate

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​Advisor: Françoise Hamlin

Research Interests: African-American history, labor history, history of U.S. Empire, women’s history.

Research Summary: Taaja’s research focuses on the experiences of American cotton farmers after the abolition of slavery with a particular interest in how racial capitalism structures U.S. imperial labor regimes, the diffusion of specifically anti-black policies and ideas onto an increasingly multiracial workforce, and the development of agrarian radicalism in the American South.