Evan Turiano is a PhD Student at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Queens College, CUNY. He earned his M.A. in History from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and his B.A. in American Studies from Trinity College, CT. His research examines the runaway slaves, 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, the secession crisis, and the politics of citizenship. He is also Co-Chair of the CUNY Early American Republic Seminar. He lives in Queens, NY.