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Ywone Edwards-Ingram

Assistant Professor

Harris Hall 5161

Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-9:50 a.m. & 3 p.m.-4:10 p.m.


Ywone (Wyonie) D. Edwards-Ingram prioritizes interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies in her work on gender, race, representation, slavery, memory, and the communicative power of places and things. She joined the department of Focused Inquiry in 2018 following many years of teaching and researching at the College of William and Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 

Her publications include a book called The Art and Soul of African American Interpretation (2016), “Before 1979: African American Coachmen, Visibility, and Representation at Colonial Williamsburg” in The Public Historian (2014), and other studies on trash, archaeology, and material culture.  She received research fellowships from the Gilder Lehrman Institute: New-York Historical Society, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and the Omohundro Institute and Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation for her current book project on coachmen in slavery and freedom.


  • Ph.D.- American Studies, College of William & Mary 
  • M.A.- Anthropology, College of William & Mary
  • B.A.- History and Social Sciences, University of the West Indies in Jamaica