Emily MN Kugler received her B.A. from Scripps Women's College (Claremont, California) and her Ph.D. in Literature from University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on cultural exchanges and histories of enslavement, ranging from captivity narratives to New England slavery. Her first book, Sway of the Ottoman Empire on English Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century, was published by Brill in 2012. She has published on a range of eighteenth-century subjects from representations of the Sultana Roxelana/Hürrem Sultan to the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano.Her current work includes a book project dealing with women, empire, and race, as well as digital and public humanities projects focused on British Atlantic histories of enslavement and abolition.