Kathryn Benjamin

Ph.D.Candidate

M.A., Columbia University
Kathryn earned her B.A. in English with a concentration of African American literature from the University of California, Riverside in 2008. She recently earned her M.A. from Columbia University where she studied at the Institute of Research in African American Studies and served as Chief Research Coordinator at the Center of Contemporary Black History. Kathryn's research focuses on African American revolt and resistance in the Antebellum American South. Specifically, her work restores the significance of marronage in the United States as a critical, yet virtually absent historical narrative of African American freedom struggle within the collective American memory. Kathryn makes important connections between patterns of power in knowledge production to contemporary public recognition of African American historical agency.

kbenjamin@berkeley.edu