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Clifton Sorrell III


B.A., African & African American Studies; History, University of California, Davis

Clifton Sorrell III

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Interests


Early Modern (17th-18th century) Atlantic World Slavery, Empire and the African Diaspora; Slavery in Public Memory and Transitional Justice

Biography


Clifton E. Sorrel III is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies seventeenth to eighteenth-century Atlantic world slavery and the African diaspora with interests in diasporic political formation and ideology; marronage and fugitivity; resistance and revolution. He is currently working on his master’s thesis that explores the contingencies of diaspora politics, fugitivity, and slave revolt through the examination of an enstooled enslaved woman who turned to marronage in Tacky’s Revolt, Jamaica 1760. Clifton also works on slavery in public-local memory and transitional justice and has been featured on Not Even Past and History Reads.

 

Journal Articles: 

With Devin Leigh, "How to Control the History of a Slave Rebellion: A Case Study from the Sources of Blackwall's Revolt in St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica, 1765," The Journal of Caribbean History (forthcoming, Vol. 55, No. 1, June 2021).