Professor Wendy Warren specializes in the history of colonial North America and the early modern Atlantic World. She received her Ph.D. in history from Yale University, and joined the Princeton history department after holding a junior research fellowship at Christ Church College, Oxford University. Her first book, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America (2016), described the lived experience of chattel bondage in seventeenth-century New England, illuminating the deadly symbiosis between slavery and colonization in the Atlantic World. New England Bound won the Organization of American Historians' 2017 Merle Curti Social History Prize, and was a Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the 2017 Berkshire Conference Book Prize, and the 2017 Harriet Tubman Prize. She has also published in the Journal of American History, the William and Mary Quarterly, and Slavery and Abolition, among other venues.
Professor Warren is currently writing The Carceral Colony, an exploration of the role of prisons in the colonization of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North America.
Professor Warren's teaching interests include colonial North America, Native American history, comparative slavery, comparative colonialism, critical prison studies, and women's history.