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Daina Ramey Berry

Daina Ramey Berry

Daina Ramey Berry is an Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies and the George W. Littlefield Fellow in American History at the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the faculty at UT Austin, she taught at Michigan State and Arizona State Universities. She completed her BA, MA and PhD in History, African American Studies and U.S. History at UCLA. Dr. Berry is a specialist in the history of gender and slavery in the United States with a particular emphasis on the social and economic history of the nineteenth century.

Her first book, Swing the Sickle for the Harvest is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia (University of Illinois Press, 2007), examined slave labor, family, and community in two distinct regions.