Justene Hill is a doctoral candidate in American history at Princeton University. She is currently serving as a Quin Morton Teaching Fellow in Princeton's Writing Center. Her dissertation, entitled "Felonious Transactions: A Legal History of Slave Economies in South Carolina, 1787- 1860," considers the history of slave economies in late eighteenth and nineteenth-century South Carolina by interrogating the ways in which southern legal culture influenced enslaved peoples' economic activities. Justene's scholarly interests include African American history, southern legal history, and slavery in the Atlantic world. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in African New World Studies from Florida International University.