Beyond the contributions of UPF's own staff, making Prince Among Slaves took the dedication and hard work of a team of talented professionals.
Our Content Development Team
Dr. Sylviane Diouf
Dr. Sylviane Diouf is an award-winning historian specializing in the transatlantic slave trade, slavery, migrations, and the history of West African Muslims. She is the author of the acclaimed Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (NYU Press) named Outstanding Academic Book. She is the author most recently of Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (Oxford University Press), which received awards from the American Historical Association, the Alabama Historical Association, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies and the co-editor of In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience. A recipient of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Achievement Award, the Warith Deen Mohammed Award, the Pen and Brush Achievement Award, and the Rosa Parks Award, Dr. Diouf has appeared in several documentaries. She is a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.
Dr. Lucinda Allen Mosher, TH.D.
Dr. Lucinda Allen Mosher, TH.D., is a Christian ethicist with offices in New York City and northeast Florida who works as a consultant, author, and educator on interreligious matters. Dr. Mosher is the author of Faith in the Neighborhood, a book series on America's religious diversity; the response of The Episcopal Church to the pan-Muslim initiative, A Common Word; and articles and book chapters on multi-faith issues, Christian-Muslim concerns, and the legacy of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. A frequent lecturer in the US and abroad, Dr. Mosher is the founding instructor for the annual Worldviews Seminar at The University of Michigan-Dearborn, an innovative introduction to America's religious diversity.
Barbara Petzen, Director, Middle East Connections. Barbara Petzen was outreach coordinator at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, a Title VI National Resource Center charged with disseminating information on the Middle East and Islam to the K-12 community, media organizations, and the public, as well as Outreach Director at the Middle East Policy Council. She has taught courses on Middle Eastern history, Islam and women's studies at Dalhousie University and St. Mary's University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has also served as tutor and teaching assistant at Harvard University. She earned her BA in International Politics and Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia College and a second Honors BA in Oriental Studies as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Her academic interests include Ottoman history, the history and present concerns of women in the Middle East and the Islamic world, the role of Islam in Middle Eastern and other societies, relations and perceptions between the Islamic world and the West, and the necessity for globalizing K-12 education in the United States.
Jeremy Rehwaldt. Content Developer. Jeremy is an associate professor of religion at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, where since 2002 he has taught courses in ethics, religion, sociology, and African American studies. His research analyzes the ways that Christian communities construct understandings of and responses to social problems, particularly with regard to race and ethnicity. Jeremy, who holds an MTS from Harvard Divinity School and PhD from Vanderbilt University, has also worked in the nonprofit sector as an editor, grant writer, and community organizer.