Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Laura Rosanne Adderley

Associate Professor - History

Contact Info
adderley@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
History

Degrees
  • B.A., Yale University, History, 1989
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1990
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1996
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University 2009 -
  • Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, 2007-2008
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2002-2007
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1996-2002
  • Visiting Assistant Professor/Woodson Fellow, University of Virginia, 2000

Research & Teaching Specializations: Caribbean, Formation of African Diaspora Culture, Atlantic Slave Trade

Related Experience
  • Annual Meeting Program Chair, Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association, 2008
  • Co-Editor of H-Caribbean, 2001-2008
  • Member, Board of Directors, Amistad Research Center, 2004-
  • Outside consultant for Ford Foundation Grant Initiative, 2000-2001
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Tulane University, 2004-2007
Distinctions
  • Wesley-Logan Book Prize for New Negroes from Africa, American Historical Association, 2007
  • Woodson Fellowship, University of Virginia, 1999-2000
  • NEH/VFH Summer Institute for College Teachers, 1998
  • Mendenhall Fellowship, Smith College, 1995-1996
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1993-1994
Languages:
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Bahamas
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • Cuba
Selected Publications
  • 2006. New Negroes from Africa: Culture and Community Among Free African Immigrants in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • 2002. ‘“African Americans’ and ‘Creole Negroes’ : Black Migration and Colonial Interpretations of ‘Negro’ Diversity in Nineteenth-Century Trinidad.” In Marginal Migrations: The Circulation of Cultures within the Caribbean. Shalini Puri, ed. London: Macmillan Education/Warwick University Caribbean Studies Series.
  • 2000. “Repatriation projects among free African communities in the 19th-century Caribbean.” Revista Mexico del Caribe. 5 (9): 140-162.
  • 1999. “‘A most useful and valuable people?’ Cultural, Moral and Practical Dilemmas in the Use of Liberated African Labour in the Nineteenth-century Caribbean.” Slavery and Abolition. 20 (1): 59-80.
  • 1997. “Orisha Worship and ‘Jesus Time’: Rethinking African Religious Conversion in the Nineteenth-century Caribbean.” Pennsylvania History. 64 (Special Issue): 183-206.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: HISL-2912: Caribbean History

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Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 3

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Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Children's Resource Center

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Join us every first and third Saturday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center.

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Saturday, June 1
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Saturday, June 15
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Saturday, July 6
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Saturday, July 20
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Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.

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