Congratulations to Myles Ali, who was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017.
Myles was also the recipient of two prestigious research awards: the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship at York University and the Department of History’s Albert Tucker Award in British History. These grants have supported overseas research at the British National Archives in London, the University of Oxford, and the Huntington Library in Los Angeles. He was also recently awarded an American Historical Association (AHA) Council Travel Grant to present his research at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the AHA in Denver, Colorado.
Myles is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at York University and he has been a long-time member of the Harriet Tubman Institute. In the past, he has served on our executive committee, as editor of the Tubman Newsletter, and as coordinator of the Tubman Speaker Series. He is currently writing the chapters of his dissertation, “‘Here in the Queen’s Territory, Every Man and Woman is Free’: Slavery and the Lives of the Enslaved in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1834-1896,” under the supervision of Professor José C. Curto.