Participant Info

First Name
R. Isabela
Last Name
National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Princeton University
Website URL
19th century, American South, American West, Emancipation, Family, Higher Education, Museums, Public History, Race, Slavery
Additional Contact Information

Personal Info

About Me

R. Isabela Morales, Ph.D., is an historian with expertise in the 19th-century United States, African American history, and public history. She has been involved in the Princeton & Slavery Project since 2013, serving as the Editor and Project Manager from 2016 to the present. She is currently the Manager of Exhibition Development at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.

Morales completed her Ph.D. in History at Princeton University in 2019. She received her M.A. in History from Princeton in 2014, and a B.A. in History and American Studies from the University of Alabama in 2012.

Her first book, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, is a multi-generational narrative history of one African American family’s migration from Alabama across the American West during the 19th century.

Recent Publications

“The Riot of 1846,” The Princeton & Slavery Project.

“Jonathan Edwards Jr.,” Princeton & Slavery Project.

“‘The Celebrated Alexander Dumas Watkins’: Princeton’s First Black Instructor,” Princeton & Slavery Project.

“Marcus Marsh and Benjamin Rush in Philadelphia,” Princeton & Slavery Project.

“Princeton’s Slaveholding Presidents,” The Princeton & Slavery Project.

“Slavery at the President’s House,” The Princeton & Slavery Project.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
Emancipation, Family, Higher Ed, Museums, Public History, Race, Slavery