Taylor Prescott

Young Man with a Suit and Purple Tie

Ph.D. Candidate

Fulbright Alumnus
John Carter Brown Library Fellow
Lapidus Fellow at the Schomburg Center

I study slavery, abolition, and empire in eighteenth and nineteenth century Sierra Leone along with its connections to the wider Atlantic World. My research interests include revolution and counterrevolution, Black legal resistance, marronage, and the Age of Revolution.

I received my B.A in History at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Georgetown University, I received my M.A in Global, International and Comparative History. After attaining my master’s degree, I was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to study Jamaican Maroon societies. While in Kingston, I worked closely with the department of History and Archaeology at the University of West Indies at Mona. I also traveled to the Maroon community of Accompong where I supplemented my research from archives with oral history.

My research has also been supported by the John Carter Brown Library and the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of the Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center.

Primary Advisor: Roquinaldo Ferreira




M.A., Georgetown University (2019)

B.A., magna cum laude, Fisk University (2017)


Research Interests

African History, Atlantic World, Black Resistance, British Empire, Colonialism, Ethnicity and Race, Marronage, Revolution and Counterrevolution, and Unfreedom


Selected Publications


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