Victoria Zabarte

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Victoria is a first-year History PhD student studying the history of race and slavery throughout the Americas, particularly during the nineteenth century. Her research interests focus on studying the connections­­ between the province, republic, and state of Texas and the Spanish colony of Cuba. She would like to explore the transnational networks of the enslaved and the enslavers through shipping routes and foreign policy.
She graduated from Rice University, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in History and a minor in African and African American Studies. Her honors thesis about the coastwise slave trade to Texas was awarded the Henrietta Wood Memorial Prize for reconstructing the voices of the marginalized.