History Department
History Department

Jermaine Thibodeaux


A.B., Cornell University, M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Jermaine Thibodeaux

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Southern history, African American history, slavery and capitalism, carceral state, and manhood and masculinities

Biography


Jermaine Thibodeaux is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of History.  A native of Houston, Texas, Jermaine attended Cornell University, where he was selected as a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow.  After earning an A.B. in History, with a certificate in the law and society program, Jermaine returned to Texas to pursue graduate studies in American history. In the coming years, Jermaine hopes to complete a dissertation that interrogates the role of the Texas sugar industry in the development and expansion of the state's prison system. His work will also examine the impact of black male incarcerations in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Texas and explore how this phenomenon affected Black Texans and their communities. His intellectual interests also broadly include notions of masculinities, criminality, slavery and racial capitalism. He will be trained in early American, southern, and African American history. 

 

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