Samantha Q. de Vera


I received my BA in Humanities with a minor in English from San Diego State University in 2014 and my MA in English from the University of Delaware in 2017. I am currently doing my PhD in History at the University of California, San Diego. I focus on African American women’s history, and I am particularly interested in Digital Humanities. I have created and curated several digital exhibits for the Colored Conventions Project. My current Digital Humanities Project is titled Racial Violence and the West.

My dissertation project focuses on Black refugees during the Civil War and their experiences under Union military occupation. My publications include “The Pharisees of Old New York in Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence” in the journal The Explicator and “‘we the ladies…have been deprived of a voice’: Uncovering Black Women’s Lives Through the Colored Conventions Archive” in 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century.


Department of History, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92161

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