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Mekala Audain

Associate Professor of Nineteenth-century U.S. history and African American history

Rutgers University (PhD)

Phone: 609-771-2216


Office: Social Sciences 236


Mekala Audain earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2014. She teaches courses about nineteenth-century U.S. history and African American history. Her research interests center on slavery, fugitive slaves, black emigration, and free and enslaved African Americans on the U.S.-Mexico border. She is working on articles about fugitive slaves in northwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas and is currently completely her book manuscript, Mexican Canaan: The Southern Underground Railroad to Spanish Texas and Northeastern Mexico, 1804-1867. Before coming to The College of New Jersey, Mekala Audain held a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.