Known for her scholarship on slavery in the American colonial period, Gordon-Reed teaches law and history at Harvard, and is on Dartmouth's Board of Trustees.
MAKING A MARK
Gordon-Reed's book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family traces the lineage of Sally Hemings, partner and slave to Thomas Jefferson. It won a Pulitzer Prize in history and helped Gordon-Reed secure a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Humanities Medal.
IN HER OWN WORDS
"A good liberal arts education, I believe, gives students the tools they need to manage the complexity of life.... The liberal arts have helped me see the world in broad terms."
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