Alexis Broderick specializes in African American and 19th century U.S. history. She received her doctorate in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Her current book project, American Incest: Kinship, Sex, and Commerce in Slavery and Reconstruction (under contract, University of Chicago Press) is about the tangled connections between slavery, sexual violence, and incest in the nineteenth-century United States. She teaches courses on African American history, Black and Indigenous New Hampshire/Public History, and on slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Prior to joining UNH’s history department, Dr. Broderick served as the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow for the Penn & Slavery Project at the University of Pennsylvania. In that role, she helped lead a team that designed a smartphone app which uses augmented reality technology to explore the University of Pennsylvania’s historical ties to slavery and race science, and the contributions of enslaved people to the institution. Dr. Broderick has contributed to several scholarly publications, including Ideas in Unexpected Places: Reimagining Black Intellectual History (Northwestern University Press, 2022).
Broderick was a visiting faculty fellow at the Warren Center at Harvard University for the 2021-2022 academic year.