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Kelsey Jennings Roggensack

Graduate Student

Kelsey Jennings Roggensack

Mcgraw Hall

Educational Background

M.Ed., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, 2018

B.A., Williams College, 2013


I am a PhD student in the Department of History at Cornell University. Focusing on Black American history following the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, I am particularly concerned with Black migratory communities relocating to the Southwestern US. I am interested in the cultural traditions Black communities brought to the Southwest in addition to themes of multiculturalism in the Southwest between Black migrants and indigenous and Mexican peoples.

Advisor: Russell Rickford

Research Focus

African-American/Black American History
Histories of Resistance
Migration History
US History


  • History