Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Ellen Louis


B.A., African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., African American Studies, Columbia University; M.A., American Studies, Yale University; Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University


The Psychic Landscape of Slavery: Modern Consciousness and Damning Attachments

Thesis Advisor:

Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of American Studies, Yale University

Research Topic:

My project examines the psycho-affective formations engendered and sedimented by New World slavery and colonialism.


Sora Han, Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, African American Studies and Law, University of California, Irvine

Current Position:

President’s and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African American Studies, University of California, Irvine