James Dator

Visiting Assistant Professor, History & Africana Studies

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Ph.D., University of Michigan, History, 2011
M.A., University of Michigan, History, 2006
B.A., University of Michigan, Afroamerican & African Studies/Economics, 2001

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Early-Modern Caribbean, Comparative Slavery & Slave Resistance, Creolization and Ethnogenesis in the African Diaspora

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

"From the Mountaintop: Runaway Slaves in American History," March 27, 2012 Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

"Frank's Travels: Space, Mobility, and Power in the British Leeward Islands, 1700-1730," (article forthcoming) 

"The Jamaican Maroons," March 25, 2011, Guest Lecture, Alfred University
"Frank Travels: Race and Power in the British Leewards," November 13, 2010, Monmouth University, Second Biennial Conference on Race.
"The Coming Storm: The Events of History and the St. John Revolt of 1733," January 5, 2009, American Historical Association Annual Meeting/Conference on Latin American History

Funded Research

Scholar in Residence, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, 2012

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