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Podcast Season 1, Episode 14: Dr. Angel Adams Parham

Posted by Joseph on October 03, 2023

Bonjour everyone and welcome back to the Laura Plantation podcast. In this episode,  Joseph will be talking with Dr. Angel Adams Parham about her research into the Haitian refugee community in early 19th century New Orleans, how slavery and enslavement are represented at plantations and in urban spaces, and the importance of preserving and talking about buildings and stories that  reveal Louisiana’s connection to Africa and African history.

Dr. Parham is Associate Professor of Sociology and senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) at the University of Virginia.  Before moving to Virginia, she spent a number of years at Loyola University in New Orleans where she chaired the African and African American Studies program.

She works in the area of historical sociology, engaging in research and writing that examine the past in order to better understand how to live well in the present and envision wisely for the future.  

To learn more about Dr. Parham’s work, visit her website at