Council Member, Professional Division


Penn State University

Tony Frazier is assistant professor of history at Penn State University. Frazier specializes in the history of 18th-century Black Britain and African American history. He is currently writing his first manuscript Slaves Without Wages: Runaway Black Slaves and Servants in Eighteenth-Century London. This project investigates the meaning of freedom and liberty in English society, particularly as it relates to enslaved Black people, both before and after the 1772 Somerset case. In 2016 Frazier co-authored Topics in African Diaspora, published in 2016 by Kendall Hunt Press. He was a National Humanities Center Fellow for the 2021–22 academic year. Frazier was a Duke University Mellon Foundation-Franklin Humanities Institute Digital Humanities Initiative Fellow for the 2017–18 academic year. In 2021, Frazier received a ACLS fellowship as a summer fellow for the New Storytellers at the Research Institute Digital Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He plans to use his experience to advocate for diversity in the discipline and support all historians in various stages of their careers.