Department of History
Talitha LeFlouria
Ph.D., Howard University
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
African-American Women's History
19th Century African-American History
Labor and Working-Class History
Southern History
Carceral Studies
History of Medicine in the American South
Public History

Talitha LeFlouria is an assistant professor of history at Florida Atlantic University.  She specializes in the study of black women and convict labor in the post-Civil War South.  Her research was featured in the 2012 Sundance award-nominated documentary, Slavery by Another Name, based on Douglas Blackmon's Pulitzer Prize-winning book on convict leasing in the southern states.  Her inaugural article, "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Cuts Cordwood: Exploring Black Women's Lives and Labor in Georgia's Convict Camps, 1865-1917," was also nominated for the 2012 Southern Association of Women Historians A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize.  In cooperation with her scholarly achievements, Professor LeFlouria is an accomplished public historian.  She has worked as a researcher for the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, and in 2009, authored the museum's official site booklet, Frederick Douglass:  A Watchtower of Human Freedom.  She, subsequently, appeared on C-SPAN to discuss her publication.  Professor LeFlouria has presented at numerous national conferences, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in African-American and African-American women's history.  She is presently authoring a book-length monograph entitled Chained in Silence:  Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South.


Undergraduate Courses

U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877
African-American History
History of African-American Women
Women and Slavery

Graduate Courses

Readings in 19th African-American History
Readings in African-American Women's History
Seminar:  Women and Slavery

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)



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