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Kate Rivington, Monash University
Kate Rivington is a doctoral candidate in history at Monash University. Her dissertation is entitled “Transatlantic Anti-Slavery: Activists, Mobility, and Reform Networks, 1775-1888.” In 2018 she completed her Master of Arts (Research) at the University of Melbourne, and her thesis was titled “Our own worst enemy”: Southern Anti-Slavery Networks and Rhetoric in Early Republic and Antebellum America.” Her research interests include slavery, anti-slavery, the Atlantic world and race relations. You can find her on twitter @katerivington
Dr. Hollie Pich
Hollie Pich is a historian and freelance writer, based in Sydney. She completed her PhD in history at The University of Sydney in 2019. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation, “Accommodating Jim Crow: Black Memphis and the Color Line, 1905 – 1939.” During the 2018 fall semester Hollie was an Endeavour Research Fellowship at Duke University.
Hollie is a social historian of 19th and 20th century United States, with a particular interest in race, gender, and the legal system in the American South. You can find her on twitter at @Hollie_Pich
Samuel Watts is a doctoral candidate in history at The University of Melbourne, writing a thesis entitled “Living With Freedom: African American Experiences of Reconstruction in the Urban Deep South.” Sam’s current research focuses on the politics of race, gender and everyday spaces in the Nineteenth Century American South, but he is broadly interested in the historical legacies of racism and racial discourse in the US, Australia and beyond.