Alejandro McGhee

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Class Year: 
2017
Area of Study: 
Atlantic History, Black Studies, Caribbean Studies, Comparative Slavery
Student Status: 
Graduate alumni

Alejandro was born in Savannah La Mar, Jamaica and raised on Long Island, NY. In 2016, he earned his A.B. in Africana Studies and Educational Studies from Vassar College. Soon after in 2017, he earned his M.A. at IRAAS.  His master's thesis, " To Be an Indulgent Master: Kinship and Slavery in 18th-century Scottish-Jamaican Households" received the  Zora Neale Hurston Award, Excellence in Writing Award for Social Sciences at Columbia University. His research interests take up questions of kinship, belonging and human motivations in transnational contexts.
In the future, he hopes to develop and lead projects in the Digital Humanities field.