Tera W. Hunter’s most recent book is Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century. Her book, To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War), received several awards. She co-edited with Sandra Gunning and Michele Mitchell, Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality and African Diasporas (2004) and with Joe W. Trotter and Earl Lewis, African American Urban Studies: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (2004). She has written opinion pieces for the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Ebony.com, among others, and was interviewed on National Public Radio. She is the recipient of many grants and fellowships including: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Museum of American History. She received her BA from Duke University and Ph.D. from Yale University. She is a native of Miami, Florida.