Daina Ramey Berry is an associate professor of history and African and African diaspora studies and the George W. Littlefield Fellow in American history at The University of Texas at Austin. She completed her BA, MA, and PhD in history, African American studies, and U.S. history at UCLA. Dr. Berry is a specialist in the history of gender and slavery in the United States with a particular emphasis on the social and economic history of the nineteenth century. Her first book, Swing the Sickle for the Harvest is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia (University of Illinois Press, 2007), examined slave labor, family, and community in two distinct regions. She is the editor-in-chief of Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio, 2012), which was named one of the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources by the American Library Association. Professor Berry recently published Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (University of Georgia Press, 2014), edited with Leslie Harris (Emory University). In addition to her scholarly writing and editing, Professor Berry has appeared on several syndicated radio and television shows. In 2010, she was on the season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC) where she reconstructed the genealogy of director, actor, and producer Spike Lee. This past fall (2013) she appeared with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Harvard University) on episode two of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (PBS). Outside of her public scholarship, Professor Berry has received prestigious fellowships for her research from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the American Council of Learned Societies; the American Association of University Women; and the Ford Foundation. Dr. Berry is currently completing The Price for their Pound of Flesh: The Value of Human Property from Preconception to Postmortem, a single-authored study of slave prices in the United States.