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Kelley Deetz

Research Associate
Office of Diversity and Equity
President's Commission on Slavery and the University

2010 Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, African Diaspora Studies

2006 M.A. University of California at Berkeley, African American Studies

2002 B.A. with High Honors, College of William and Mary, Black Studies & History

My scholarship and teaching focus on constructions of race, identity, culture, public narratives, and histories within the African Diaspora. My forthcoming book is entitled “Bound to the Fire: Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks, Conjuring, and Community”. I specialize in the following: Material and Visual Culture, Black Expressive Culture, Historical Archaeology, Public History, Cultural Resource Management, Foodways, Gender, Domestic Labor, Black Feminist Thought, Cultural Landscapes, Plantation Museums, Cultural Tourism, Memorials, and Memory.