Associate Professor of History and Humanities
Division of History and Social Sciences
Margot Minardi is a historian of the early American republic, with particular interests in reform movements, historical memory, slavery and freedom, and nationalism and colonialism. Her current research concerns American peace reformers in the nineteenth century. She is the author of Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts, which won a first book prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. In 2011-2012, she was an MHS-NEH Long-Term Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society. At Reed, she offers courses on race, African American history, American social reform, antebellum U.S. history, and the American Revolution, and she also teaches in the college’s first-year interdisciplinary course, Humanities 110. Minardi came to Reed in 2007 after completing a Ph.D. at Harvard University.