Gunja SenGupta


Location: 1127c Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2806
Fax: 718.951.4504

Gunja SenGupta's current research and teaching interests lie in 19th-century U.S. and slavery/abolition in the Indian Ocean; sectional conflict; African American and U.S. women's history; black Atlantic history on film. Her first book, For God and Mammon: Evangelicals and Entrepreneurs, Masters and Slaves in Territorial Kansas (1996), dealt with sectional conflict and consensus; her second book, From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918 (2009), explores debates over welfare in 19th-century New York as sites for negotiating identities of race and nation. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals including the American Historical Review, Journal of Negro (now African American) History and Civil War History. She is currently working on two books: one on 19th-century United States and the Indian Ocean; the other on history, memory and films of the black Atlantic.

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