Dominica, West Indies (July 2011)

Jerome Handler is a Senior Scholar at Virginia Humanities (formerly, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities), Charlottesville, Virginia. He is an historical anthropologist who specializes in the early African Diaspora, particularly in the Caribbean, and the Atlantic slave trade. He has held visiting research appointments at the DuBois Institute (Harvard), the Center for Afro-American Studies (UCLA), the Department of History, University of the West Indies (both Mona and Cave Hill campuses), and the Research Institute for the Study of Man (New York City). He is a former representative of the American Anthropological Association to the American Council for Learned Societies and for two years served on the General Services Administration Steering Committee (Advisory Board) for the African Burial Ground in New York City.