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Harvard University
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African American history, Black Studies, Louisiana, environmental history, racial capitalism, 19th century, slavery, commodities, labor, environmental racism, public scholarship, activism
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About Me

Robin McDowell is a Ph.D. Candidate in African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She holds an A.M in History from Harvard University, an M.F.A. in Design from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Fine Arts from The University of Pennsylvania.

She lives and works in New Orleans and writes about oil and slavery in 19th century Louisiana.

Robin is a co-convener of History Design Studio, a workshop for new ideas in multimedia history.

Recent Publications

Boston Review

Antigravity Magazine

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Capitalism, Emancipation, Environment, Local & Regional, Museums, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Rural & Agrarian History, Slavery