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Alix Rivière


My dissertation is currently entitled "Bittersweet Childhoods: Enslaved Youth in Nineteenth-'Century Louisiana and Martinique." It looks at the lives of enslaved children in their community, as laborers on sugar plantations, and commodities in the slave trade, but also as historical actors who had minds of their own and exerted agency in myriad ways. In order to conduct research and complete this project, I received multiple grants and fellowships, including the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship, and the Ethics and Public Affairs Graduate Fellowship from Tulane's Murphy Institute.