Author: Cory James Young

Cory James Young, associate editor, is a History PhD candidate and graduate-student worker at Georgetown University. He received his MA at Georgetown and BA at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Before moving to DC, Cory taught eighth grade Social Studies and English in Pittsford, NY, the Rochester suburb where he grew up. His dissertation, “For Life or Otherwise: Abolition and Slavery in South Central Pennsylvania,” examines how enslavers and their allies propagated a novel system of human bondage during the age of gradual abolition, focusing on the lives and responses of the men and women they enslaved. In addition to his time in the archive and in the classroom, Cory enjoys food, fitness, and justifying the amount he spends on concert tickets. He can be contacted here and followed on Twitter at @coryjamesyoung.