Jane Hooper received her B.A. from Grinnell College and her Ph.D. from Emory University. Her research focuses on the history of the slave trade and early modern state development in Indian Ocean Africa, particularly Madagascar. She has published articles in The Journal of World History and Slavery & Abolition. Jane is currently seeking a publisher for her book manuscript entitled Feeding Sailors and Slaves: Global Trade in Madagascar, 1600-1800. After graduating from Emory, Jane received a post-doctoral fellowship from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. While at SJU, she taught courses in world history, African history, and the history of the slave trade.