Shelby Sinclair

History PhD Student

Shelby Sinclair is a doctoral candidate in History and African American Studies. Her research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century Black women’s history in the United States and Caribbean and her areas of specialization include Black women’s labor history, U.S. empire in the Caribbean, and Black feminist theory. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, The American Historical Association, the Social Sciences Research Council, the National Humanities Center, and more. Shelby holds an M.A. in History from Princeton University and a B.A. with Honors in Comparative Ethnic Studies and History from Stanford University where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.