Jacqueline Jones teaches at the University of Texas at Austin where she directs the history graduate program.  She is the author of a number of books in African-American and labor history, including A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America (2013).  She has received, among other awards, the Bancroft Prize in American history and a MacArthur Fellowship (1999-2004). She is currently Vice-President of the Professional Division of the American Historical Association.