Dr. Brooke Newman received her B.A. in History and English from Texas State University and her Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Davis. Newman specializes in the legal, social, and cultural history of Britain and the British Atlantic during the age of slavery. Her first monograph, A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica, will be published by Yale University Press in 2018. She is also the co-editor of Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas (University of Nebraska Press, 2014) and the author of multiple journal articles and essays. Dr. Newman is now working on a new book project, Subjects of the Crown: Slavery, Emancipation, and the British Monarchy, 1760-1840, exploring the relationship between the Georgian monarchs and the abolition of the African slave trade and slavery in the British Empire. She has already been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Georgian Papers Programme, co-sponsored by King’s College London, the Royal Collection Trust, the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, and the College of William and Mary, to fund her new research in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle.