Dr. Rebecca Hall is a scholar, activist and educator. She is a graduate of Swarthmore and Berkeley Law, and received her Ph.D. in History with a minor in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, including the American Historical Association award-winning article on women and slave revolts out of which her first book Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Rebellions was born. She is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. She is the granddaughter of slaves.