Participant Info

First Name
R. Isabela
Last Name
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Website URL
19th century, American West, American South, Emancipation, Family, Higher Education, Public History, Race, Slavery, Museums
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Personal Info

About Me

R. Isabela Morales, Ph.D., is a public historian with expertise in American social history. She is currently the Manager of Exhibition Development at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York. She was the Project Manager and Editor of the Princeton & Slavery Project from 2016-2019, and a researcher and contributing writer from 2013-2016.

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 current book project 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