Jelissa Caldwell / Liberal Studies

Graduate Student Researcher
October 2020 – October 2022

Project: Silences of NY History: Legacies of The New York Slave Revolt of 1712

Jelissa Caldwell

Jelissa is a graduate student in the MALS New York Studies track. She is an educator at the Museum of the City of New York and holds a Bachelors in History with a minor in Gender Studies from SUNY Purchase. Her research interest includes Gender and Sexuality studies, African American history, New York history, LGBT History, Black Existential Thought, Women’s History, Urban history, Ancient Civilizations, Folklore and Fairytales. Jelissa is a member of the New Media Lab to develop her Capstone Project to create a digital resource guide for students to analyze the historical and social context of slavery in colonial New York and its lasting effects on modern New York society.