Michelle Zacks

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Associate Director, Gilder Lehrman Center
230 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511-8936
(203) 432-9238

Michelle Zacks has served as the Associate Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center since August 2016. Before that, she worked as a public historian, folklorist, and oral historian, focusing on racial and class dynamics of maritime work and marine conservation in the U.S., Haiti, and Antigua. Michelle holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Hawai‘I, and her book manuscript, based on her dissertation, is titled “The People’s Fish: Florida Mullet and the Coastal Commons.” She speaks and reads Haitian Kreyòl.

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition