Field: United States; Advisor: Brown; Year: 2018
Bailey Yellen is a first-year doctoral student at Columbia University. In 2016, Bailey graduated cum laude and with departmental honors from Claremont McKenna College with a dual degree in History and Literature. Her interdisciplinary undergraduate thesis examined 19th century slave narratives to understand how, through authorship, formerly enslaved men and women corrected misunderstandings about black activism and subverted white expectations about race and gender in their texts. She received the award for Best History Thesis for her work.
Bailey's research interests include black resistance in the Atlantic World and the movement of people, ideas, and abolitionist literature between the United States and Great Britain during the 19th century.