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Jessica Blake

Jessica Blake

Assistant Professor

History & Philosophy


Ph.D. University of California at Davis

Jessica Blake is a historian of slavery and gender in early North America. In 2019, she received her Ph.D. in history at University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the contributions of Black tradeswomen in popularizing forms of West African material culture in the lower Mississippi Valley. Her work has appeared in Early American Studies.

  • HIST 4640 Black Atlantic

  • HIST 4650 African American History to 1890

  • HIST 4665 Civil Rights Movement

  • African American History

  • Gender

  • Slavery

  • Material Culture