Taneil Ruffin


Hi everyone! I am a PhD candidate in the Department of History. Broadly, my research interests are slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic world. In my free time, I like to watch (and occasionally play!) basketball, watch reality TV shows, and visit museums with friends. In fact, after I finished my undergraduate degree at Brown University, I worked in a museum in Philadelphia—my hometown—for a year. I am so excited to get to know the Whitman community!