Miles Wilkerson

mmwilkerson@wisc.edu

Advisor: James Sweet

Bucky


Biography

I study the Atlantic and Intra-Amrican slave trades from a disability studies lens. My work will connect the history of corporeal, cognitive, and sensory impairment from the slave castles of the West African shore to colonial North America and the Caribbean.

Education

B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University

Field

  • U.S./North American History

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Awards

  • Best Seminar Paper, Eastern Connecticut State University Fall 2013
  • Governor’s Coalition Scholarship for Youth with Disabilities Summer 2011