Geneva studies slavery, race, illicit sex and their relationship to the law in the colonial period and long eighteenth century. Geneva received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 2014, where she double majored in History and Anthropology. Her undergraduate thesis looked at illicit liaisons between white women and black men as well as the freedom suits of their children in colonial Virginia and Maryland. After graduation, Geneva worked at the New-York Historical Society, where she helped produce curricula and worked closely with the team opening the new Center for Women’s History, opening in March 2017.
Geneva’s other interests include gradual emancipation and it’s legal ramifications, public history, women’s history, and African American history more broadly.