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ShaVonte’ Mills

ShaVonte’ Mills

Bunton Waller Recipient

Weaver Building

University Park, PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae:


M.A. Pennsylvania State University, 2017
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (magna cum laude), 2014
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I am a fourth-year doctoral candidate in History and African American and Diaspora Studies under the direction of Drs. Christina Snyder and Courtney Morris. My dissertation, currently titled “Visionaries: The Black Educational Network as Transnational Diasporic Politics, 1840-1880,” examines the impromptu black education network that emerged in juxtaposition to the Oberlin Missions’ curricula of freedom and citizenship which was taught across the Americas and the Caribbean.