Emily Clark is the Clement Chambers Benenson Professor in American Colonial History. She specializes in early American and Atlantic world history. Her research interests include race, gender, religion and historical memory. In 2013 she wrote The Strange History of the American Quadroon, a work that historicizes the figures of the quadroon and the "tragic mulatta," their links with Haiti and New Orleans, and the role they have played in shaping national American memory and identity. Her research interests include early America and the Atlantic World, particularly the Francophone Atlantic.