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Heather Vermeulen received her doctorate in African American Studies and American Studies (with a Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) from Yale University. Her current research relates eighteenth- and nineteenth-century archival documents from British colonial Jamaica to literature and arts of the African Diaspora, with a focus on slavery, ecology, and kinship. She has received support from Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, & Abolition, Lewis Walpole Library, and Fund for Lesbian & Gay Studies. Her essay “Mortal Coils and Hair-Raising Revolutions: Styling ‘Race’ in the Age of Enlightenment” will appear in A Cultural History of Hair in the Age of Enlightenment, 1650-1800 (Bloomsbury), edited by Joseph Roach and Margaret Powell.