Black Scholar From Michigan State University to Spend Year at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina

Daina Ramey Berry, a professor of history at Michigan State University, was named a fellow for the 2008-09 academic year at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The fellowship enables scholars to spend time and use the research facilities at the center to complete a specified project. Professor Berry will be completing work on her book Appraised, Bartered, and Sold: The Value of Human Chattels, 1790-1865.

Professor Berry is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles. She also holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from UCLA. She is the author of the 2007 book Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia.