Robin McDowell is Ph.D. Candidate in African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She holds an A.M in History from Harvard University, an M.F.A. in Design from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Fine Arts from The University of Pennsylvania. She is a History Design Studio Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African American Research and a former Gerald Gill Fellow at Tufts University Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.
She is currently writing a dissertation on environmental histories of slavery and capitalism in 19th century Louisiana.
Robin is a co-convener of History Design Studio, a workshop for new ideas in multimedia history.
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