Faculty

Aisha Finch


Associate Professor, Gender Studies and African American Studies


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Contact Information

Email    akfinch@ucla.edu
Office  2210 Rolfe Hall
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Degrees

Ph.D. in History, New York University 2007
M.A. in History, New York University 2003
B.A. in English and Africana Studies, Brown University, 1998

Awards

Harriet Tubman Book Prize, Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2016 

Finalist, Fredrick Douglass Book Prize, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, 2016 

UC President’s Faculty Fellowships in the Humanities, 2012 

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012

UCLA Hellman Fellowship, Spring 2011 

UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles, July 2007

Selected Publications

Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844, University of North Carolina Press, 2015

“The Repeating Rebellion: Slave Resistance and Political Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century Cuba, 1812-1844, in Breaking the Chains, Making the Nation: The Black Cuban Fight for Freedom and Equality,  (under review).

“‘What Looks like Revolution’: Women and the Gendered Terrain of Slave Insurgencies in Cuba,

1843-44,” Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring 2014).

With Piya Chatterjee, “Rethinking Bondage,” produced for the UCHRI Group “Working at Living: The Social Relations of Precarity,” e-scholarship, University of California, July 2013.  http://escholarship.org/uc/ucsbfeministstudies_wal

“Scandalous Scarcities: Black Slave Women, Plantation Domesticity, and Travel Writing in Nineteenth-Century Cuba,” Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 1 (March 2010): 101-143.

Review of Teresa Prados-Torreira’s Mambisas: Rebel Women in Nineteenth-Century Cuba, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Vol. 7, No. 3 (2006).