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Danyelle Valentine

Danyelle Valentine is completing her Atlantic-World History PhD under the supervision of Dr. Richard Blackett.  She is interested in the forced and voluntary migration for enslaved peoples from the United States to islands in the British West Indies from the late 18th through the early 19th centuries. Her dissertation, "Embarking on Revolutionary Migrations: The Black Loyalists' Southern Campaign for Freedom during the Revolutionary Era, 1775-1862," explores the relocation and settlement experiences of "Black Loyalists" in Jamaica and other islands throughout the British Caribbean. In addition to her dissertation research, Danyelle investigates the intersections between race, gender, and capitalism within Creole societies in the British Caribbean.