Prudence D. Cumberbatch

Prudence D. Cumberbatch

Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Department, Brooklyn College

She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. Prof. Cumberbatch teaches African-American History and other related courses in the American Studies Program. Her primary areas of interest include African-American, social, labor, and women’s history.┬áProf. Cumberbatch has received a grant from the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (2003), and a fellowship from the Whiting Foundation (2003). During the 2004 – 2005 academic year, she was a residential fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, and was a recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. She has also presented papers at the annual conventions of the Organization of American Historians, the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, the Southern Association for Women Historians, and most recently, the American Historical Association.