Prithi Kanakamedala is an Assistant Professor of History at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. Her research interests include material culture of the Black Atlantic, nineteenth century free black communities in New York and Brooklyn, and the History of New York City. As a public historian she has worked for Place Matters, Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center, and Irondale Ensemble Project. Her current exhibit Brooklyn Abolitionists can be seen at the Brooklyn Historical Society and is part of a larger public history project entitled In Pursuit of Freedom examining Brooklyn’s nineteenth century anti-slavery movement. Dr. Kanakamedala holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex and is originally from Liverpool, England.