Dissertation Title: "Gason Konn Bouke, Men Pa Fanm: Black Women Workers and the United States Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934"
Shelby Sinclair is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies focusing on nineteenth and twentieth century Black women’s history in the United States and Caribbean. Her areas of specialization include U.S. empire in the Caribbean, the history of sexual violence, Black feminist theory, and Black women’s labor history. Her dissertation examines Black women’s lives and labors during the U.S. military occupation of Haiti (1915-1934). Shelby earned her B.A. with Honors from Stanford University where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and recipient of the George M. Frederickson Award for Excellence in Honors Research. Before joining the history department, Shelby worked in senior leadership recruiting at Google, Inc.