William and Mary

Hannah Rosen

Assistant Professor of History and American Studies


Hannah Rosen, Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, received her Ph.D. (1999) from the University of Chicago and previously taught at the University of Michigan in the American Culture and Women’s Studies programs.  Her research and teaching focus on the social and cultural history of the 19th-century United States, and particularly on African-Americans and the intersection of race and gender in histories of slavery, emancipation, and postemancipation society.  She is the author of Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South.  Her courses will focus on African-American history and on interdisciplinary approaches to studying race.