Our Team

The New Jersey Slavery Records project is directed by Jesse Bayker, Digital Archivist / Research Project Manager at the Scarlet and Black Research Center at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Charles and Mary Beard Distinguished Professor of History, leads the Scarlet and Black Research Center and mentors our research team as the Campus Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice in New Brunswick.

Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, serves as the librarian to the project.

Graduate assistants Lindsey Dixon, Isaac Guzmán, Bea Pearson, and Adam McNeil have contributed to this project.

Undergraduate assistants Kate Jackson, Xandria McKinley, Daniel Dias, and Saketh Mandayam are contributing records to the project through their participation in the Aresty Research Assistant Program.