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Mary A. McNeil
Ann Plato Fellow in History
Phone: (860) 297-2397 Office Location: Seabury Hall N-036
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Trinity College faculty member since 2021
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B.A., Wheelock College

Mary McNeil is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies at Harvard University, with a secondary field in the Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  Her dissertation examines the political claims that Black, Native, and Afro-Native actors made to space in Massachusetts during the Black Power/Red Power era.  Outside of her dissertation, Mary engages in public history work as a scholar-in-residence at the Framingham History Center and as a research assistant for the African American Trail Project.  While a graduate student, Mary has taught or TA’ed many courses, including ones on 1960s social history, Black radical thought, and Atlantic slavery. She is also keenly invested in student mentorship, having served as a graduate student mentor for programs at Harvard such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship; Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard; and the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR). Mary was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and is an enrolled member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.