Cheryl LaRoche, PhD
Lecturer and Researcher, Georgetown University
Cheryl LaRoche, PhD, is a lecturer, public speaker, consultant, researcher and professor who crosses several disciplines in her investigation of under-studied topics pertaining to black in the Diaspora. Her research into the resistance of enslaved women grew out of her dissertation, “On the Edge of Freedom: Free Black Communities, Archaeology and the Underground Railroad.” She consults for a number of archaeological projects that have an African American component.
Currently, Laroche is working with Boston’s African Meeting House staff and University of Massachusettes Boston, and with Duffield Street Project in New York City. She was an archaeological conservator for the African Burial Ground Project in New York City and was a consultant for to Henrietta Marie Slave Ship project. LaRoche is now teaching at Georgetown University and American Studies department at the University of Maryland, College Park.