Bianca Dang (she/her)

Assistant Professor
Donald W. Logan Family Endowed Chair of American History
Bianca Dang

Contact Information

SMI 204D
Office Hours
Mondays 3:30-4:30 and Thursdays 5:30-6:30


Ph.D., History and African American Studies, Yale University, 2021

My research and teaching focus on the histories of Black freedom movements and state coercion in the Americas during the nineteenth century. Currently, I am working on my first manuscript, tentatively titled: Making Meaningful Freedom: Land, Labor, and Migration in Struggles for Autonomy in Haiti and the United States after Emancipation. This project traces how Haitians and African Americans emphasized autonomy, at times individual and at other times community-based, as they worked toward making freedom more than a legal status across the nineteenth century. It focuses especially on how Black women, both Haitian and American, enacted legal, diplomatic, and religious strategies to combat racism and misogyny in such pursuits.