Associate Professor (AAS)
227B Minor Hall
Talitha LeFlouria is the Lisa Smith Discovery Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia. She is a scholar of African American history, specializing in mass incarceration; modern slavery; race and medicine; and black women in America. She is the author of Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (UNC Press, 2015). This book received several national awards including: the Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians (2016), the Philip Taft Labor History Award from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations & Labor and Working-Class History Association (2016), the Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society (2016), the Best First Book Prize from the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities (2015), the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize from the Association of Black Women Historians (2015), and the Ida B. Wells Tribute Award from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (2015). Her work has been featured in the Sundance nominated documentary, Slavery by Another Name as well as C-SPAN. Her written work and expertise has been profiled in Ms. Magazine, The Nation, Huffington Post, For Harriet, The New Tri-State Defender, ColorBlind Magazine, and several syndicated radio programs.
Professor LeFlouria serves on the Board of Directors for Historians Against Slavery, the Association of Black Women Historians, and the Georgia Historical Quarterly. She is currently working on a study of race, medicine, and mass incarceration.