Department of History
Talitha LeFlouria
Ph.D., Howard University
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
African-American Women's History
19th Century African-American History
Labor and Working-Class History
Southern History
Carceral Studies
History of Medicine in the American South
Public History

Dr. Talitha LeFlouria is an associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University. She is the author of Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (UNC Press, 2015). Professor LeFlouria’s research was featured in the Sundance award-nominated documentary, Slavery by Another Name, based on Douglas Blackmon’s Pulitzer Prize winning book on convict labor in the southern states. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Labor and Working-Class History Association and Historians Against Slavery. She is also the southern regional director for the Association of Black Women Historians. 


In cooperation with her scholarly achievements, Professor LeFlouria is an accomplished public historian. She has worked as a researcher for the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and, in 2009, authored the museum’s official publication: Frederick Douglass: A Watchtower of Human Freedom. She subsequently appeared on C-SPAN to discuss her publication. 


Currently, Professor LeFlouria is on leave at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia, where she is a postdoctoral fellow. 



Undergraduate Courses

U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877
African-American History
History of African-American Women
Women and Slavery

Graduate Courses

Readings in 19th Century African-American History
Readings in African-American Women's History
Seminar:  Women and Slavery

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)



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