Christina Proenza Coles

Christina Proenza-Coles

Author, Assistant Professor

In American Founders, Christina Proenza-Coles chronicles how Black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery and championed freedom throughout the hemisphere from the sixteenth century on, working in every trade and profession. 

Proenza-Coles holds a dual doctorate in sociology and history from the New School for Social Research.  She has been a lifelong student of American culture and history in Miami, New York, Havana, and Charlottesville, as well as an assistant professor of the Atlantic World/African Diaspora at Virginia State University.