Ms. Kozel is the co-editor of the forthcoming Quakers and their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754-1808 (2015) with Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University. She is a frequent presenter for national and international academic conferences, including Celebrating the Life of Quaker Humanitarian Anthony Benezet (Paris, 2013) and the Society of Early Americanists (London, 2014).
Degree Information: M.A. in History, New York University; M.A. in Labor Studies, Rutgers University.
Courses Taught: History of Civil Society in America and Worlds of History.
Primary Area of Expertise: The history of slavery, abolition, and freedom in the greater Philadelphia area, with a concentration on Monmouth and Burlington Counties. Her interests also include the evaluation of comparative slave systems, the history of Quakerism, and social justice in the 18th century.
Advice for Students: “Be creative, open-minded, stay focused, and do not wait until the last minute to complete assignments. If you like music, poetry, photography, and creativity, this class should work for you. You are welcome to use smartphones and computers for notes.”
Favorite quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt