Jessica Millward

Associate Professor, History
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, United States History

Phone: 949-824-9814
Email: millward@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Department of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Comparative slavery and emancipation, African American History, the African Diaspora, Gender and Women, Law and Society
   
URL www.jessicamillward.com
   
Academic
Distinctions
Academic Honors:

» Association of American University Women Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007

» Lord Baltimore Fellowship, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD, 2004–2006

» Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, African-American Studies and Research
Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2003–2004

» Nathan Huggins/Benjamin Quarles Dissertation Research Award, Organization of
American Historians, 2003
» Research Fellow, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington
Crossing, PA, 2001–2002

» Recipient of the Association of Black Women’s Historians Letitia Woods Brown Award for best article on African American Women’s History, 2007.
   
Appointments Association of American University Women Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007.

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, African-American Studies and Research
Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2003–2004.
   
Research
Abstract
Dr. Millward's first book, Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black women in Maryland will be published in Fall 2015 as part of the Race in the Atlantic World series, Athens: University of Georgia Press. She is also working on two additional projects. The first is centered on migration and citizenship in the Black Atlantic, 1770-1860. The other focuses on African American women's experiences with sexual assault and intimate partner violence through the end of the 19th century. Her research has been supported by the American Association of University Women; the Daughters of the Colonial Wars; the David Library of the American Revolution; the Maryland Historical Society; as well as the Organization of American Historians.

Dr. Millward is a founding member of the UCI Ghana Project, is an educational and cultural exchange program between faculty, students, and staff at the University of California Irvine and the University of Ghana, Legon. For three weeks during summer 2010, UCI collaborated with the Kwame Nkrumah Institute for African Studies, the Ghana Dance Ensemble, and the Department of Dance at the University of Ghana, Legon. The project’s theme for 2010-2011 is “Collaborative Conversations on the Continent: Exploring the cultural axis between Africa and America.”

Dr. Millward holds affiliate status with the following programs at UCI: African American Studies, the Culture and Theory Program, the Department of Women’s Studies as well as the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies. She is a Research Associate at the Center for Comparative Immigration at UC San Diego as well as a member of the Organization of American Historian’s Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories.
   
Publications Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015). http://amzn.com/0820348783
   
  "Black Women's History and the Labor of Mourning," Souls, 18:1, (2016) 161-165.
   
  Mumia: Hope and Vulnerability. thefeministwire.com. January 23, 2014. http://thefeministwire.com/2014/01/mumia-vulnerability-and-hope/
   
  On Agency, Freedom and the Boundaries of Slavery Studies. Labour/Le Travail, 71(Spring 2013), 193-202.
   
  Charity Folks, Loss Royalty and the Bishop Family of Maryland and New York. Journal of African American History, 98(1 (Winter 2013), 24-47.
   
  That All Her Increase Shall Be Free': Enslaved Women's Bodies and the Maryland 1809 Law of Manumission. Women's History Review, 21(3) June 2012, 363-378.
   
  The Relics of Slavery’: Inter-racial Sex and Manumission in the American South. Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, 31(3), 22-30
   
  Teaching African American History in the Age of Obama. Chronicle of Higher Education, February 27, 2009, 55(25), B20 .
   
  More History Than Myth: African American Women's History since the Publication of Ar'n't I a Woman". Journal of Women's History, vol. 19(No. 2), 161-167.
   
  Reviews:

» Review Essay, Thavolia Glymph, Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008) in The Journal of American History, June 2009, Vol. 96 Issue 1, 233.

» Making Slavery: Making Race: The Experiences of Slave Women in the New World, Review Essay for H-Atlantic, Jennifer L. Morgan, Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in New World Slavery. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004 (July 2005).

» Review Essay, Gad Heuman and James Walvin, Editors The Slavery Reader (New York: Routledge, 2003), in The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History Vol. 1 (Spring 2005).
   
  Encyclopedia Entries:

» “Manumission,” in Daina Ramey Berry, Ed., The Female Slave: An Encyclopedia of Daily Life During Slavery in the United States, (Greenwood, Ct: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2012): 187-190.

» “Colonial America,” in Darlene Clark Hine, Editor. Black Women in America Encyclopedia, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005: pp. 286–291.

» “Tituba,” in Darlene Clark Hine, Editor. Black Women in America Encyclopedia, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005: pp. 248–250.
   
Grant Humanities Research Travel Grant, University of California, Irvine, 2009; International Center for Writing and Translation, University of California, Irvine, 2009; Association of American University Women Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007; Lord Baltimore Fellowship, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD, 2004–2006; Nathan Huggins/Benjamin Quarles Dissertation Research Award, Organization of American Historians, 2003.
   
Professional
Societies
American Historical Association
Association for the Study of the World Wide African Diaspora
Organization of American Historians
Association of Black Women Historians
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Southern Association of Women Historians
Maryland Historical Society
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
   
Other Experience Founding Faculty, UCI Collaborative Conversations on the Continent
Ghana Project 2010

Farwesten Regional Director
Association of Black Women Historians 2014

Research Center African American Studies, the Culture and Theory Program, the Department of Women’s Studies, the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, Center for Comparative Immigration at UC San Diego
   
   
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Last updated 06/01/2016