JANE LANDERS is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. She is the U.S. representative for UNESCO’s International Scientific Committee for the Slave Route Project and Director of the Slave Societies Digital Archive that preserves the oldest serial records for Africans and their descendants in the Atlantic World. (https://slavesocieties.org) Her award-winning monographs include Black Society in Spanish Florida (1999) and Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions (2011). She is also the co-author or editor of six other books and author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Her research has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the British Library Endangered Archives Programme.
Landers is past-president of the Conference on Latin American History, past-president of the Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction and the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association and an Associate of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, York University. She serves on the editorial boards for several historical journals, including Slavery & Abolition,Colonial Latin American Historical Review, and Oxford Bibliography On-line:Atlantic World. Landers serves frequently as an historical consultant on documentary films, archaeological investigations, and museum exhibits related to the African Diaspora including Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, the first free black town in what is today the United States. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/histarch/mose.htm