Mills is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in History and African American and Diaspora Studies under the direction of Drs. Christina Snyder and Courtney Morris. Her broad research interests are 19th century U.S. abolition movements, Black education, and Black intellectual history.
Her 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 in the Americas and the Caribbean. Dissertation Directors: Christina Snyder and Courtney Morris
ShaVonte’ Mills’s Fields are History & African American and Diaspora Studies