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Jane Landers, Ph.D.

Jane Landers

Home:

817 Rodney Drive           
Nashville, TN 37205      
Phone: (615) 356-7542
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/historydept/landers.html

 

Office: 
Department of History, PMB 351802
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235-1802
jane.landers@vanderbilt.edu

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, 2011-

Professor of History, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, 2010-

Associate Professor, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, 1999-

Grants Officer, Vanderbilt International Office, 2006-2007

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Science, Vanderbilt University, 2001-2004

Interim Director, Study Abroad Office, Vanderbilt University, 2001-2002

Director, Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2000-02; 2011-12

Assistant Professor, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, 1992-1999

National Director, History Teaching Alliance, 1988-1991

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Florida, 1988-1991

 

EDUCATION: University of Florida, Ph.D. Latin American Colonial History, 1988

                           University of Miami, M.A. Inter-American Studies, 1974 

                           B.A. Hispanic American Studies, 1968 cum laude

    

PUBLICATIONS: Books

Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions (Harvard University Press, 2010, 2011). http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674035911

 

A History of the Atlantic World, 1400-1888, with Alison Games, Douglas R. Egerton, Kris E. Lane and Donald R. Wright (Harlan Davidson, 2007). http://www.amazon.com/Atlantic-World-History-1400-1888/dp/0882952455

 

Slaves, Subjects, and Subversives: Blacks in Colonial Latin America, ed. Jane G. Landers and Barry M. Robinson (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006). http://www.unmpress.com/books.php?ID=11237706401210&Page=book

 

Colonial Plantations and Economy in Florida, ed. Jane G. Landers (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000, 2001). http://upf.com/book.asp?id=LANDES00

 

Black Society in Spanish Florida, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005). http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/89txp6pt9780252067532.html

 

Against the Odds: Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas, ed. Jane Landers (London: Frank Cass & Co., Ltd., 1996). http://www.amazon.com/Against-Odds-Societies-Americas-Post-Slave/dp/0714642541

 

The African American Heritage of Florida, ed. David Colburn and Jane Landers (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995, 1998). http://www.amazon.com/African-American-Heritage-Florida/dp/0813014123

 

Books in Progress

African Kingdoms, Black Republics, and Free Black Towns in the Iberian Atlantic

 

Atlantic Transformations: The Many Lives of Francisco Menéndez and his Free Black “Subjects”

 

Georges Biassou and Jean-Francois Papillon, Forgotten Leaders of the Slave Revolt in Saint Domingue, Nathan I. Huggins Lecture Series

 

HONORS and AWARDS:

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, “African Kingdoms, Black Republics, and Free Black Towns across the Iberian Atlantic,” $40,000, 2013

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, “African Kingdoms, Black Republics, and Free Black Towns across the Iberian Atlantic,” $65,000, 2013

“Digitalizing the Documentary Patrimony of Colombia’s Caribbean Coast: The Ecclesiastical Documents of Córdoba,” British Library Endangered Archives Programme, $65,635, 2013

Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolution, Honorable Mention, Conference on Latin American History, Bolton-Johnson Prize for Best Book on Latin American History and Florida Historical Society, Rembert Patrick Award, 2011

“The Age of Emancipation: Black Freedom in the Atlantic World,” The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, $145,700, 2011

“Creating a Digital Archive of a Circum-Caribbean Trading Entrepôt: Notarial Records from La Guajira,” British Library Endangered Archives Programme, $73,182, 2011

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Fellow, $5000, 2011-12

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, $38,700 and  Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale University, $3200, 2010 and Vanderbilt University Research Scholar Fellowship, “African Kingdoms, Black Republics and Free Black Towns in Colonial Latin America,” $30,000, 2009

Historic St. Augustine Research Institute, Research Grant, “In Search of Mose: Tracking St. Augustine’s Free Black Community in Exile in Cuba,” $10,000, 2008

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers, “Big Prince Whitten,” $40,000, 2005-2006

National Endowment for the Humanities, Collaborative Research Grant, “Ecclesiastical Sources and Historical Research on the African Diaspora in Brazil and Cuba,” $150,000, 2003-06

Black Society in Spanish Florida, Southern Historical Association, Frances B. Simkins Prize, Distinguished First Book in Southern History & CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2001

Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Research and Travel Grant, 2001

Lydia Cabrera Award, Conference on Latin American History, $5000, 2000

Vanderbilt University Research and Travel Grants, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, $5000, 1997

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Fellow, $4000, 1993-4, 1996-7, 2000-1

African American Heritage of Florida, Florida Historical Society, Rembert Patrick Book Award, American Association of State and Local History Commendation, 1995

Latin American Microform Project, $7500, 1995 (to microfilm records in Havana & Matanzas, Cuba)

Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities, Research and Travel Grants to Spain, 1995, 1998

Vanderbilt University Research Council, Small Grants Award, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006

Latin American Microform Project, Travel Grant to Cuba, 1994

Vanderbilt University Research Council Summer Award, 1993, 1996, 1999

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers, “Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose,” $30,000, 1991-1992; The Florida Historical Society President's Prize, 1988