Rachel Zellars

Rachel Zellars is an Assistant Professor, lawyer, and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Social Justice and Community Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her research focuses on the history of slavery in the Maritimes, its connection to the Atlantic world, and Black migration in Canada between 1775 and 1865. Her writing explores the “afterlives” of Canada’s history of slavery in the context of schooling and gender-based violence. She is also a long-time community educator and co-founder of the African Nova Scotian Freedom School. In 2021-2022, she will serve as the inaugural Jocelyne Bourgon Fellow in the Canada School of Public Service. Follow her on Twitter @rachelzellars.​