Zara Anishanslin, Ph.D.
The Prince and the Pines: Art, Slavery, War, and Freedom in the American Revolutionary Era
Anishanslin specializes in Early American and Atlantic World History with a focus on eighteenth-century material culture. She received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization at the University of Delaware in 2009 where her dissertation won the prize for Best Dissertation in the Humanities. In 2011, it also won the University of Pennsylvania’s Zuckerman National Prize in American Studies. She is the author of Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World (Yale, 2016).