Wendi Manuel Scott

Professor of Integrative Studies and History
George Mason University

Wendi Manuel-Scott is Professor of Integrative Studies and History and an affiliate faculty member of Women and Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, and the John Mitchel, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Wendi’s research is guided by her interest in black resistance and agency from a diasporic and gendered perspective. After receiving a generous grant from the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities & Research (OSCAR), she and Dr. Benedict Carton worked with undergraduate Mason students to excavate the experiences of the forgotten families enslaved on Mason’s Gunston Hall Plantation. The 2017 summer initiative created opportunities for meaningful conversations about the university’s namesake and inspired the construction of a memorial that will center the humanity of the enslaved people of Gunston Hall.