Hello! I am a literary scholar and historian at the Rhode Island School of Design.

I am particularly interested in examining sites in the Americas and Europe where knowledge about race, ethnicity, and migration was formed and transformed. At the same time, I am interested in locating sites where confined populations (e.g. slaves, prisoners, sailors, and soldiers) were able to write, fight, and speak back against the material and epistemological conditions of their confinement.

My work has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Antiquarian Society, John Carter Brown Library, Huntington Library, and Library Company of Philadelphia.

You can reach me at jschroed at risd dot edu.