Jessica Millward

Associate Professor, History
School of Humanities

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

Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521
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
Jessica Millward is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at UC Irvine. Her research focuses on slavery in early America, African American history as well as women and gender. Dr. Millward's first book, Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black women in Maryland was published as part of the Race in the Atlantic World series at the University of Georgia Press (2015). An award winning scholar and public historian, Millward is currently working on a book length project that discusses African American women's experiences with sexual assault and intimate partner violence through the long 19th century. Her scholarship has appeared in the Journal of African American History, the Journal of Women’s History, Frontiers, Labour/Le Travail and the Women’s History Review.

Millward is a tireless supporter of programs dedicated to the recruitment and retention of first generation students. Millward is also an advocate to end violence against women. Presently, Dr. Millward serves as the Parliamentarian for the Association of Black Women Historians. Professor Millward served on Organization of American Historians’ Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories (2010-2014).


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.
   
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 11/02/2017