Catherine Molineux, Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt, plays cello, is an aspiring gardener, and studies the cultural and visual histories of race and slavery in the British Atlantic world. Her academic interests grew out of the experience of being a young immigrant from Britain and identifying, in later life, with the fragmented pasts caused by the Atlantic slave trade. She specializes in issues of social justice and the histories of the Britain, colonial America, and early West Africa. The project on display here comes from her second book, tentatively entitled The Gathering Tree, that reconstructs the history of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job ben Solomon) and the stories produced and circulated about him in America, Britain, and The Gambia. This project has been largely funded by the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2016-2018. She is also the author of Faces of Perfect Ebony: Encountering Atlantic Slavery in Imperial Britain (HUP, 2012).