Bea Pearson is a first-year Ph.D. student of African American and Women and Gender histories. Bea’s research and writing surround disability, enslavement, agency, and Black women’s archival (after)lives. Within these arenas, she's currently interested in how disability and enslavement were co-constitutive in the development of gender and racial identity within the 18th and 19th centuries. Bea also centers Black women's liberation in both the form and content of her work. She received her B.A. in History from Wake Forest University.