Latin America and the Caribbean; The African Diaspora; Comparative Slavery and Emancipation; Childhood and Gender Studies; Girlhood

Dr. Vasconcellos's second book Slavery, Abolition, and Childhood in Jamaica, 1788-1838 was published by the University of Georgia Press as part of their Early American Places Series in April of 2015. Her first book Girlhood: A Global History, an edited volume of essays on Girlhood in World History with Jennifer Hillman Helgren, was published in 2010 by Rutgers University Press as part of their Series in Childhood Studies. In addition to researching the changing nature of girlhood in the colonial Caribbean, Dr. Vasconcellos is also working on a new project that examines the slave ship Wanderer's last voyage to Georgia in 1848.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., History, Western Carolina University, 1995
  • M.A., American History, East Tennessee State University, 1998
  • Ph.D., Atlantic Studies, Florida International University, 2004