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Mia Bay is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University and the Co-Director of the Black Atlantic Seminar at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. She is the author of several publications including The White Image in the Black Mind: African American Ideas about White People 1825-1930 (Oxford University Press, 2000). Her most recent published work is "'See Your Declaration Americans!!' Abolitionism, Americanism, and the Revolutionary Tradition in Free Black Politics", in Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal, Michel Kazin and Joseph McCartin, eds. (University of North Carolina Press, 2006). Currently, she is working on several projects, including a biography of anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells and a study of African-American views on Thomas Jefferson. Together with Farah Jasmin Griffin at Columbia University, Professor Bay is also leading a new scholarly collaboration entitled "Towards an Intellectual History of Black Women".