Rhae Lynn Barnes

Rhae Lynn Barnes

Assistant Professor of American Cultural History, Princeton University
2022-2023: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow
Rhae Lynn Barnes

Rhae Lynn Barnes is Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University and co-founder of U.S. History Scene. Rhae Lynn Barnes is the co-editor of After Life: A Collective History of Loss and Redemption in Pandemic America (2022) and American Contact: Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book (2023). 

For her fellowship project, Barnes will finish her monograph Darkology: When the American Dream Wore Blackface, about amateur blackface minstrelsy in the U.S., and Fugitive Sounds, a digital database of enslaved and self-emancipated musicians and music makers in the Americans.