Halle-Mackenzie Ashby is a PhD student in History at the Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Toronto. Ashby is a historian of Caribbean slavery and emancipation, and her research concerns questions about gender, reproduction, and sexuality. Her current project explores the ways in which Black women’s everyday encounters with systems of surveillance, punishment and medical violence mapped post-emancipation Barbados’ carceral landscape. Additionally, Ashby is an assistant editor for Electric Marronage as well as a digital curator for an upcoming Marronage Database as part of LifexCode: DH Against Enclosure.