AnnaBella Grant (she/her) is an Early Americanism third-year Ph.D student advised by Peter C. Mancall.


Currently, AnnaBella is working on a project about the New England Slave Trade with a special emphasis on Rhode Island.


Prior to her doctoral work at University of Southern California, AnnaBrlla completed her Masters in Modern European History under the tuition of Dr. Anna Maguire at King’s College London, in London, England. Her dissertation, an examination of the relationship between Black and white women during the London Feminist Movement achieved merit status. AnnaBella attended the American University of Washington D.C. for her undergraduate degree where she completed her undergraduate thesis about fashion and politics in 18th century England under the tutelage of Dr. Kate Haulman, Dr. Mary Frances Giandrea, and Dr. Gautham Rao.


Aside from her research, AnnaBella, born and raised in the smallest state of Rhode Island, has a passion for teaching, reading, pin collecting, cats, academic theory, and cooking.


  • BA , American University Dc
  • MA , Kings’ College
  • Research Specialties

    15th-18th centuries, United States history, New England history, occultism in New England, Religion in New England, Slavery, racism, and theory.