Winter Rae Schneider
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Primary Academic Program: Historical Studies
Biography:Winter Rae Schneider’s research interests include land tenure, law, property, historicity, racialization, and the politics of representation in the Caribbean, African diaspora, and Latin America. A Bard graduate, Schneider earned a master’s degree and PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles, where her dissertation, “‘Free of Everything Save Independence’: Property, Personhood and the Archive in Nineteenth-Century Haiti,” used archival research in Haitian notarial documents to speak to the impact of Haiti’s 1825 “debt of independence” to France and its long-lasting effects on Haitian law, the Haitian state’s investment in the continuation of racial forms of property, and on rural experiences of dispossession. Publications include “Between Sovereignty and Belonging: Women’s Legal Testimonies in Nineteenth-Century Haiti,” Journal of Caribbean History; book chapters in The Black Geographic: Praxis, Resistance, Futurity (Duke University Press, forthcoming); Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World (Routledge Studies in Histories of the Americas, 2019); and Decolonizing the Caribbean Record: An Archives Reader (Litwin Books, 2018), among others. She has served as an instructor at Drexel University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, and Rowan University; and presented papers at venues including Tuskegee University, University of Alabama, and University of California, Berkeley, and at conferences of the American Historical Association, Association of Caribbean Historians, European Early American Studies Association, and Haitian Studies Association. She also serves as a program coordinator for the Girls Justice League in Philadelphia.
BA, historical studies and human rights, Bard College; MA, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles. At Bard: Spring 2021.