University at Buffalo Department of History


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Jason Young

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
office: Park Hall 574
phone: (716) 645-8422


Education: B.A., Morehouse College, 1996; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2002

Courses Regularly Taught:
161 U.S. History to the Civil War
376 African-American History to Reconstruction
379 African-American History to the present
488 Slave Folklore
545 Readings in the Black Atlantic
493 The Slave Narrative

Field(s): American History; North and South Atlantic

Hub(s): Culture & Society; Transnational Developments

Research Interests: 19th Century U.S., Slavery

Current Research: The Black Atlantic, U.S. Slave culture and religion, pre-colonial Kongo

Selected publications:


Rituals of Resistance: African Atlantic Religion in Kongo and the Lowcountry South in the Era of Slavery, Louisiana State University Press, 2007

Last updated: Monday, March 5, 2012

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