Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy

Associate Professor



Tilley Hall 115

1 506 447 3484

  • Fields of interest: The Caribbean and the Atlantic World; Slavery and Emancipation; Disability History; African Diaspora; Histories of Race
  • Period: Early Modern; Modern
  • Geography: Atlantic; Caribbean; Global/International; Latin America
  • Thematic: Comparative; Cultural; Empires and Colonialism; Intellectual; Political; Race and Ethnicity

Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy is a historian of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, and Disability History. She holds a PhD in the history of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World from the University of Toronto, where her dissertation entitled, ‘Remembered in the Body’: Disability and Slavery in England and the Caribbean, 1500-1834 won the Michael Finlayson Gold Medal for Most Outstanding Dissertation (2015). She is a former Ontario Graduate Scholar and her work has been supported by multiple research and writing fellowships.

Her first book project explores the constitutive relationship between disability, anti-black racism, and slavery in the Atlantic World from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Her manuscript is under contract with the University of Illinois Press and will appear in the book series Disability Histories. She is currently working on a chapter for the Routledge History of Poverty that explores disability and poverty in Caribbean slave societies. She is an Associate Editor of Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal.

At UNB, Hunt-Kennedy teaches courses in colonial and modern Caribbean history, slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic World, slave law, the Haitian Revolution, the African Diaspora, and disability history.


“The Haunting of Slavery: Colonialism and the Disabled Body in the Caribbean,” with Melanie J. Newton in Disability in the Global South: the Critical Handbook, eds. Shaun Grech and Karen Soldatic (New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2016), 379-391. Peer Reviewed.

“‘Let them be young and stoutly set in limbs:’ Race, Labor, and Disability in the British Atlantic World,” Social Identities Special Issue: Disability and Colonialism: (Dis)encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities 21, no. 1 (2015), 37-52.