Dr. Hilary Jones was recently awarded the U.S. Scholar Fulbright Award for the Africa Regional Research Program in Senegal. The award will allow her to conduct fieldwork in Senegal for her book manuscript, “From Senegal to the French Antilles: West Africa and the Making of the French Atlantic World.” While on the Fulbright, she will work with doctoral students in History and the Anthropology Laboratory of the Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire at University Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar) who are conducting research on slavery, the slave trade, and the African Diaspora.
Just last spring, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Emancipation and Resistance at Yale University awarded Dr. Jones a one-month residency in the fall to assist her research into the illegal slave trade between Senegal and the Caribbean.
Additionally, Dr. Jones has been chosen to receive the Council of American Overseas Research Center's National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship to conduct field research in Senegal, West Africa for her book manuscript. In Spring 2020, Dr. Jones will be affiliated with the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal which is the only American Overseas Research Center in sub-Saharan Africa.
Congratulations, Dr. Jones!