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Martha Jones

Department of History and Law School, University of Michigan

Martha S. Jones is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and a member of the Law School's affiliated faculty. Her scholarly interests include the histories of race, citizenship, and slavery. Prof. Jones is the author of the critically acclaimed All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900 (UNC Press, 2007). Her current projects include two books: Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America and Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women. In 2013-2014, her work was supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Humanities Center, where she was the William C. and Ida Friday Fellow. Her writings have appeared at, and she tweets @MarthasjonesUM.