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Kabria Baumgartner

University of New Hampshire

Kabria Baumgartner is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She specializes in nineteenth century African American history and literature. Her first book, In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America (New York University Press, 2019), examines the history of school desegregation in the nineteenth century Northeast by focusing on the experiences of African American girls and women. She teaches courses on slave narratives, New England myths and legends, and the history of American education.